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California State Civil Code protects those with a criminal record making a flight to California potentially advantageous for those with criminal history.  Texans are not yet added to the California Endangered Species List but ex-convicts and others with a criminal history are protected by its …

Job Candidates can be extremely creative.  If you knew you had a criminal record and you were facing a criminal background check, would you try to beat it? This comic strip “I Was Framed – “Beating the Background Check” highlights the length job candidates will go …

Does a minor criminal record indicate a future problem employee? We see over a 1 in 5 criminal case “hit” rate.  Many cases we list on our background check reports are minor misdemeanor offenses.  But just how important are they in the hiring decision?  Should the candidate be disqualified because …

Some job candidates hold several names.  Figuring out Who they really are can be quite a challenge.  Identity concerns, legal confusion on which state law applies, and Who actually authorized the background check release form is an Employer Risk Iceberg. This comic strip “I Was …

Candidate deception has a gradient scale. Twisted Truth <————————————————————->Fraud On one side of the scale is extreme deception possibly characterized as fraud.  On the lighter version of candidate deception we see a tactic we call Twisted Truth.  “I Was Framed – Twisted Truth” Story 9 …

The right to dispute a background check report is provided by the Fair Credit Reporting Act, FCRA.  The law is there to dispute reporting errors to ensure the candidate is fairly treated and not eliminated from job consideration due to inaccurate information on the report. …

Everyone’s got a story.  Some candidates like to voluntarily tell us theirs.  Like a confessional, the process of being fingerprinted can sometimes encourage people “to tell all.”  Is it a guilty conscience or a need for empathy?  We are not sure but whatever the reason, …

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