Criminal Background Checks: How Detailed Should You Go?

A Good Employee’s staff gets asked this question quite often, and the answer is different for each of our clients. It depends on factors such as your company’s industry, the position you are hiring for, and what your company feels most comfortable with.
Due to FCRA regulations, A Good Employee can only provide information on crimes that date back 7 years.…

Background Checks for Property Management

How do you pick a trustworthy handyman, groundskeeper, leasing professional, or office manager? If your answer consists of only using your intuition and a resume, you need to also consider running a background check on your employees to prevent bad hires and costly lawsuits.

As a property manager your job is to provide your clients with peace of mind when it…

FACT Act Amendments to the FCRA

FACT Act Amendments to the FCRA

The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACT) was established in 2003 as an amendment to the FCRA. The act is meant to reduce identity theft, increase credit reporting accuracy, and establish safety standards. The act affected employment background screening by requiring employers to give applicants a copy of the “Summary of Your Rights Under…