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Price Increase

The state of New York, in their annual budget, increased the fee for statewide criminal record checks in NY State by $30.00 PER NAME.  As a result, our charges will increase accordingly. 

By |2019-04-15T17:39:03-04:00April 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Price Increase

CHECK YOUR DISCLOSURE & MAKE SURE YOU ARE COMPLIANT

In a recent decision, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act’s requirement that job applicants be given a document consisting “solely” of disclosures mandated by the law means they cannot include any information about state laws.   Regulations under State laws cannot appear on the FEDERAL Disclosure/Authorization.

By |2019-02-11T18:30:48-04:00February 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on CHECK YOUR DISCLOSURE & MAKE SURE YOU ARE COMPLIANT

FCRA Updates

FCRA updates, effective September 21, 2018, new section 605A(i) of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), added by the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (the Act), requires that a new notice of rights be included whenever a consumer is required to receive a summary of rights required by FCRA section 609. https://www.consumerfinance.gov/policy-compliance/rulemaking/final-rules/summaries-rights-under-fair-credit-reporting-act-regulation-v/

By |2018-09-24T17:53:38-04:00September 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on FCRA Updates

New York City ban on credit reports for employment

Legislation passed by the NYC Council and signed into law by Mayor Bill Deblasio severely restricts NYC based employers from using CREDIT REPORTS or any credit related information when checking a job applicant. There are some exceptions - mostly involving applicants who are FINRA members or may become FINRA members. It also appears that employers, [...]

By |2016-10-27T16:06:25-04:00May 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

TO ALL NY EMPLOYERS Re: Criminal records.

The state of New York has passed an amendment to the General Business Law that essentially seems to require two new steps in the employment process to take effect in 2009. We strongly urge that you to check with your legal department for full details and the requirements of this new law. In essence, it [...]

By |2018-12-05T20:20:47-04:00April 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on TO ALL NY EMPLOYERS Re: Criminal records.

FCRA Changes

FTC HAS POSTED NEW REGULATIONS REGARDING THE FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT AND THE OBLIGATIONS OF OUR CLIENTS (USERS). IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU REVIEW THESE REGULATIONS. PDF FCRA Summary

By |2018-12-05T20:20:47-04:00February 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on FCRA Changes

CREDIT REPORTS & WASHINGTON STATE RESIDENTS NEW LEGISLATION:

On April 18, 2007, Washington Governor Christine Gregoire signed into law a bill prohibiting employers from accessing a consumer report on an employee's or applicant's credit worthiness, credit standing, or credit capacity for employment purposes unless such information is substantially related to the individual's current or potential job or required by law. An employer also [...]

By |2016-02-17T20:04:33-04:00February 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on CREDIT REPORTS & WASHINGTON STATE RESIDENTS NEW LEGISLATION:

NOTICE TO OREGON EMPLOYERS OR EMPLOYERS HIRING OREGON RESIDENTS New Legislation

The Governor of Oregon signed into law a bill that bans employers in the State of Oregon from (with a few exceptions) obtaining or using for employment purposes information contained in the credit history of an applicant for employment or an employee. The bill would prevent employers from utilizing credit reports in employment including hiring, [...]

By |2016-02-17T20:03:20-04:00February 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on NOTICE TO OREGON EMPLOYERS OR EMPLOYERS HIRING OREGON RESIDENTS New Legislation