Americhek has been providing background screening services for gaming clients since 2002. We have maintained long-standing partnerships with our gaming clients due to our strong commitment to Extraordinary Customer service and Aggressive Pricing. Due to our experience with the licensing process, we have developed processes that both increase efficiency and save time. Our Five for Three Reference Program, with unlimited phone calls, is just one example of our daily dedication to “Going the Extra Mile.”
This product is available to Clients Only and is designed to help you understand and comply with the myriad of state laws affecting hiring of employees and leasing property that go beyond the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Our goal is to present these restrictions, suggested practices, practical tips, and ongoing notifications in an easy-to-use format and in plain English.
Searching for criminal records is much more complicated than it appears. Contrary to popular belief, there is NO central database available to private companies that can INSTANTLY find an individual’s criminal record. ALL National Criminal Databases available to CRA’s (background screening companies) ARE NOT true warehouses of the nation’s criminal records. The National Crime Information Center (NCIC) is the closest thing to a true national database and it is maintained by the FBI.
Background Checks, Regulations, and Avoiding Litigation
Given the increase in litigation against businesses using background checks, now is a good time for employers to review and strengthen their compliance practices when it comes to applicant screening.
Compliance with the myriad of state laws is a complex subject that constantly affects your company and your hiring procedures. Just when you think you’re on top of it, new legislation is passed. In addition to keeping up with new and existing state laws, there’s also the challenge of when and how to use the various required documents throughout the background screening process.
CA “Ban the Box” Pre-Adverse Action Letter is NOW Available
CA AB 1008 became law on January 1, 2018! This new law was created in California because roughly seven million Californians or nearly one in three adults, have an arrest or conviction record that could significantly undermine their efforts to obtain gainful employment.
Prescription drug abuse has been referred to as an epidemic by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, yet frequently abused drugs like oxycodone are not targeted in common drug screen panels.
2018 is starting off to be a challenging year. As you all may know, the industry is experiencing an unprecedented number of Class Action Litigation cases against employers.
California often leads the nation in trends and enforcement, so employers across the country may want to take heed. On October 18, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed CA AB 1008 into law.
Beginning Immediately: New Version of FCRA Summary of Rights
PLEASE read the short article below about the NEW version of the FCRA Summary of Rights that was issued by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Agency and must be used beginning 09/21/2018. A new model of the “Summary of Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act” document was released on September 12, 2018. This […]
In the last two years, the number of class-action lawsuits claiming non-compliance with the FCRA continues to rise without any signs of slowing down. The current trend for litigation appears to be targeting three specific violations
National Criminal Databases are incomplete and often inaccurate. The commercial Criminal Databases discussed in this article are not to be confused with the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) whose access is restricted to specifically authorized law enforcement personnel.