What is an OFAC alert?

August 20th, 2019

What is the SDN list?  The Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list is maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control.  The list contains names of individuals and companies that are controlled by or acting on behalf of targeted countries.  It also contains names of drug traffickers, arms dealers, and suspected […]

Are you a rideshare driver having problems with your background check?

June 11th, 2019

Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft are notorious for partnering with third-party companies that can produce inaccurate or incomplete  background checks.  You’ve probably read scary news articles like the stories about the Somali war criminal who passed an Uber background check and the Chicago Lyft driver with a criminal history who was charged with raping […]

What Shows Up On A Background Check For A Job – Employment and Education Verification, Criminal History and Driving Records

November 13th, 2018

When you apply for a job, the potential employer will want to know how your history makes you the best fit for the position. In the interview, you’ll explain how your past employment and education have prepared you for this new job based on the application’s criteria. Before making the decision to hire you, the […]

Law.com: Credit Screening Company Settles Fair Credit Reporting Case for $1M

February 12th, 2018

A background screening company has agreed to pay more than $1 million to settle a class action alleging it provided erroneous and expunged background information to people’s prospective landlords. U.S. District Judge John Padova of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently approved the accord in Stokes v. RealPage, which focused on claims that the defendant […]