Investigative Consumer Report
What is an Investigative Consumer Report?

Is your company running employment or personal reference verifications? If so, you are likely running an investigative consumer report. Most employers are familiar with the standard criminal background check. Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) this is called a “consumer report”. It consists of a collection of fact-based information like...

fingerprint background checks
The Flaws of Employee Criminal Record Checks

What actually goes into a background check? When picturing the process, you might imagine a private investigator going over all of the different documents and records you have signed over the years. Maybe he continues investigating by interviewing your friends and family. Whatever his methods,...

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Drugs and Alcohol Becoming More Common at Work?

The past 15 years have seen pitched battles over legalized marijuana and a growing acceptance of recreational drug use. However, with this rise has also come an increase in workplace drug usage. According to a series of studies conducted by Quest Diagnostics, nearly 4% of...

pre-employment background checks
Lyft and Uber Drunk Driving Scandal

Picture the scene. You are headed home following a fun night with friends and decide to call for an Uber. You make small talk with the driver, but when you look up at the front seat, you can definitely make out a Breathalyzer device. You...

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One of the Few Ways to get Fired from Taco Bell

A worker at a Fort Wayne, Indiana, Taco Bell allegedly tweeted a picture of himself urinating onto a plate of nachos. In his defense, he claimed the plate was going to be thrown out anyway. Taco Bell promptly identified the employee as Cameron Jankowski. Even though...