Did you know…States conduct name-based criminal background checks?

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics surveyed state criminal history record repositories and found that in 2014, 43 states performed over 19.4 million name-based criminal background checks for non-criminal justice purposes.  This clearly shows the power of name-based criminal checks for employment and other purposes to help protect the public in the workplace… Continue reading Did you know…States conduct name-based criminal background checks?

FTC Issues Guidance for Landlords and Residential Screening Companies

There is new guidance from the FTC issued for landlords and for background check companies.  The FTC issued last month, without a press release, two new guidance postings on residential screening, Using Consumer Reports: What Landlords Need to Know and What Tenant Background Screening Companies Need to Know About the Fair Credit Reporting Act (emphasis… Continue reading FTC Issues Guidance for Landlords and Residential Screening Companies