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Protecting Personal Information

Posted in News & Events, News Articles on 08/06/2013

Identity theft complaints are on the rise, and were the top complaint filed by consumers with the Federal Trade Commission in 2011.  Consumers are concerned about releasing personally identifiable information (PII) to any organization.  How does BackTrack protect the information provided by your candidates? BackTrack is committed to protecting the…

Nevada Becomes The Tenth State To Prohibit The Use Of Consumer Credit Reports Or Other Credit Information For Employment Purposes

Posted in News & Events, News Articles, Uncategorized on 05/31/2013

Attorneys: Pamela Q. Devata, Kendra K. Paul Last month we reported to you how Colorado became the ninth state to prohibit employers from using credit information for employment purposes. Nevada has just become the tenth state. Senator Parks introduced Nevada’s Senate Bill 127 on February 18, 2013, which was intended to,…

Why Should I Check My Applicant’s References?

Posted in News & Events, News Articles on 04/03/2013

We have had clients ask this question.  We’ll hear – “Why should I check out his references?  I interviewed him and he has the skills and qualities I want in my employees.  I don’t need you to check his references.”  This could be a big mistake and cost your company…

Is Your Handbook Up-to-Date?

Posted in News & Events, News Articles on 04/02/2013

While many companies consider an employee handbook a minor necessity in the new-hire process, these days nothing could be further from the truth.  In today’s fast-paced world, laws change, technology changes, and your company changes.  Your policies need to change along with them.  A detailed and up-to-date employee handbook is…

Driving Records

Posted in News & Events, News Articles on 02/05/2013

There are a number of reasons employers should check an applicant’s driving record.  Proof that a potential employee is a reliable, safe driver is important for a number of reasons.  It is critical if the candidate will be driving a vehicle while on company business, but it is also a…

Why is a date of birth so important?

Posted in News & Events, News Articles on 02/04/2013

While some employers are hesitant to request a candidate’s birth date due to the potential appearance of age discrimination, this information is vitally important in the background check process. Most criminal records are filed by name and date of birth. Having this second identifier is necessary to ensure that any…

FCRA 101

Posted in News Articles on 12/12/2012

There have been several stories in the news over the past year about background checks – some good and some not so good.  But did you know that while background screening companies are required to follow the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), companies who work with third party screening companies,…

FMCSA PSP Program

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BackTrack has been approved as an Industry Service Provider for the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP).  What is PSP? PSP helps motor carriers make more informed hiring decisions by providing electronic access to a driver’s crash and inspection history from the…

New York and Social Security Numbers

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New York General Business Law Section 399-ddd takes effect on December 12, 2012 restricting private entities in the State of New York from requesting or requiring an individual to provide the social security number with almost any activity.  There are several exceptions to this law, including the lawful request for…