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Category: Background Screening

Should I search Nationwide, States, or Counties during a background screen?

The topic of which level of background screen is best, comes up almost daily with clients at Wolfe Inc. All too often, companies think a federal background check would encompass an individual’s entire criminal history which isn’t completely true. A federal background check would turn up only federal crimes which are those charged by the […]

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Background Screening Services Available at Wolfe Inc.

What search is best for my company? With so many different background screening options available, we wanted to take some time to go over the most commonly used services we offer at Wolfe Inc. First is a social security trace with is verified based upon the applicant’s social security number for all alias names and past address […]

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Adverse Action- When is it needed- How do you do it?

Hiring a new employee is a big decision for any business, big or small and isn’t taken lightly. When a company decides to not hire an employee based upon findings in a background screening or credit report, the next step is the adverse action process. Adverse action is a two-step process, a pre-adverse action package is […]

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Spokeo Decision Saves Another Employer

Recently, a federal judge in Minnesota dismissed a class action lawsuit against Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Services citing Supreme Court ruling in Spokeo v. Robins. The plaintiff filed suit claiming she was not told the company was conducting a background check, she was not given information about who was running the check, and that there […]

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Sexual Abuse in USA Gymnastics

Over the past year, I’ve written several posts about sexual abuse in schools.  There’s no reason a school should hire someone who hasn’t had their background screened, to work with children. The same goes for anyone, in any industry, who works with kids. Giving someone that kind of responsibility, with that kind of authority, requires […]

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Sexual Misconduct: Stop “Passing the Trash”

For decades, when teachers were removed from schools for sexual misconduct they were allowed to quietly move on to the next school and resume their teaching careers. It is a practice so common it was referred to as “passing the trash.” This month Choate Rosemary Hall, an elite Connecticut boarding school, released a report that […]

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How a Hiring Technicality Can Land Companies in Court

A slew of lawsuits has been filed lately against companies accused of violating FCRA in their hiring processes. The most recent company to join that list is Starbucks Corp. for a violation in its adverse action process. A Colorado man named Jonathan Rosario filed a class action lawsuit against Starbucks after being denied a job […]

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California Tightens Background Screening for Uber, Lyft

Last week Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation forbidding companies like Uber and Lyft from hiring drivers with any violent felony convictions. This means ride-hailing companies must now conduct stricter background screens on all drivers. Previous background screens went back seven years. However, news of assaults by drivers in several states have prompted closer scrutiny of […]

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Sexual Abuse in Schools Can Be Prevented

  I’ve written a series of posts about sexual abuse in both public and private schools. It’s something I think about now as I send my own son back to school at the end of this month. He is in someone else’s hands for 7 hours a day and I have to believe that the […]

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