May 17, 2022
What are the benefits of using VICTIG’s QuickApp tool?
VICTIG’s QuickApp is an application that allows your applicants to enter all their information and complete the required compliance procedures for the reports you have chosen to request on them. There are several reasons you might consider this process. Compliance As you are aware, before ordering information from VICTIG, you must provide disclosure to the […]
October 12, 2021
If Criminal Offense Records are Public Records, Why Do I Need to Obtain a Disclosure and Authorization?
In a previous article, we addressed the Disclosure and Authorization. In particular, the requirement to provide disclosure and obtain authorization and to pay particular attention to keeping them simple, without extraneous language. And yet, criminal records are public records. The accusation, trial, and sentencing are public records. There is a move to suppress identifiers on […]
February 9, 2021
Two Recent Court Cases on the Disclosure and Authorization
At the risk of being a broken record (for you youngsters, records preceded online music and CDs and when they got a scratch might play the same thing over and over again) we want to address the disclosure and authorization issue. As you know, this is perhaps the most litigious area in the use of […]
July 9, 2020
Disclosure to the Applicant
We’d like to take a moment to reiterate something you shouldn’t do when screening applicants. Don’t encumber your disclosure document with extraneous information. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has written in their guidance for employers: Tell the applicant or employee that you might use information in their consumer report for decisions related to their employment. […]
January 24, 2018
What Should Your Background Check Disclosure Include?
The FTC recommends that employers keep the background checks disclosures and requests for authorization simple. Simple has become synonymous with compliance, according to recent statements issues by the FTC: “Keep it simple. It’s not just a good idea. It’s the law.” Cover Your Bases. It’s Easier Than You Think Simple also means easy. In fact, […]