Amazon sued over refusal to hire California sex offenders

Excerpted from a Reuters Blog by Daniel Wiessner, Inc. is facing a proposed class action claiming it illegally used a California sex offender website to conduct background checks on job applicants. Miguel Lerma, who was convicted of rape nearly a decade ago, filed a complaint in Los Angeles federal court last Thursday claiming Amazon […]

Study finds volunteers expect background checks

Excerpted from a WSAW-TV story by Hannah Borchert The start of the school year brings with it the need for volunteers, both inside and outside the classroom. “Volunteers come in with certain expectations on safety and qualification in terms of background checks and those types of things,” said Eric Spacek, Assistant Vice President of Risk […]

Nurse suspected in opioid theft hired without a background check

Excerpted from an Iowa Capital Dispatch article by Clark Kauffman An eastern Iowa hospital has been cited by the state for hiring, without a full background check, a nurse who was later fired for the suspected theft of opioid narcotics. The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals reports that in January a registered nurse working […]

New background screening requirements for residential landlords in Florida

A new regulation for residential landlords starting July 1 requires property owners of transient or non-transient apartments in Florida to perform background checks on all employees and licensees. The background checks are required to be performed by a consumer reporting agency such as GroupOne Background Screening in accordance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. They […]