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Peopletrail named top employee screening service in HRO Today’s 2018 Baker’s Dozen

Peopletrail, a leading provider of background checks and screening service, has been recognized by HRO Today for the 4th consecutive year.

DRAPER, UT— Peopletrail has been recognized by HRO Today’s 2018 Baker’s Dozen Awards as a top employment screening provider. In addition, Peopletrail ranked in the top three for quality of service. This is the fourth consecutive year that HRO Today has rated Peopletrail as top employment screening provider.

HRO Today Magazine, a leading publication for human resource professionals, annually recognizes excellence in the top 13 national screening providers. These top background check and screening agencies are identified for the quality of the service and products they provide to their customers.

Employment screening is essential to the hiring process by reducing bad hires, mitigating risk and maintaining compliance. Since its inception, Peopletrail has upheld that providing the best service means implementing ways to include people in the process.

“We are honored to have our efforts recognized year after year,” said Wallace T. Davis, President and CEO of Peopletrail. “This recognition shows Peopletrail’s dedication to provide an unmatched quality of services through efficient processes and superior products.”

The HRO Today Bakers Dozen Customer Satisfaction surveys are the largest pre-employment background screening study in the Human Resource Trade Media. The ratings are based solely on feedback from the consumers of the services that is collected online annually. The results are analyzed to determine the scope of service, deals and quality.

About Peopletrail

Peopletrail® is a leading provider of custom employment screening, criminal background checks, tenant screening, drug screening, ATS integration, & corporate security solutions.

Oracle Gold Partner. NAPBS accredited. Only Peopletrail® combines superior customer service through dedicated account managers with efficient, state-of-the-art technology integration to deliver on-demand, accurate and timely consumer reporting results.

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Regulatory & Legal Alerts – Oct. 2018

Peopletrail actively tracks the regulatory and legal environment that surrounds employment and criminal background screening. Staying up-to-date with the law helps you remain compliant with the FCRA, EEOC, and other regulatory standards.  The following includes highlights of the most significant updates impacting the screening industry in recent weeks.

State

Colorado

New training, background check requirements implemented for Denver security guards, Read More.

Connecticut

Federal Court Rules in Favor of Worker Rejected for Medical Marijuana Use, Read More.

Louisiana 

New Orleans City Council Advances ‘Ban the Box’ Ordinance, Read More.

Michigan

Governor bans felon box on state job applications, Read More.

Michigan Marijuana Legalization Proposal Does Not Contain Protections Against Employee Drug Tests, Read More.

Ohio

Governor Says Background Check Rule Won’t Cost Medicaid Providers Their Jobs, Read More.

Federal LegislationFederal Legislation

Congress Bill Submitted to End Cannabis Testing for Federal Employees, Read More.

BCFP Updates FCRA Disclosure Rules, Read More.

New Amendments to the FCRA Grant New Consumer Rights and Impose New Disclosure Requirements, Read More.

Using FCRA’s Expansiveness as a Shield: CFPB Gets Pushback on FCRA Subpoena, Read More.

New FCRA Summary of Rights Notice Requirements Go into Effect, Read More.

New law helps protect your credit against identity thieves, Read More.

New FCRA Summary of Rights Released, Read More.

Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Issues Updated FCRA Model Disclosures, Read More.

Court finds that disclosures mandated under FCRA must meet the precise requirements of the Act, Read More.

Background Checks

Nine people hoping to work LSU game arrested on warrants due to new background check policy, Read More.

L’Oreal is doing ‘background checks’ as part of a new influencer vetting process, Read More.

Employer Must Obtain Written Authorization To Conduct Background Check, Read More.

Legal checks on background checks, Read More.

Schools officials bypassed full background checks for more than 100 bus drivers, Read More.

Southwest Key misses background check deadline, could lose license, Read More.

Lafayette public library officials address background checks and security, Read More.

More Employers Try Continuous Background Screening, Read More.

More Human Resource Managers are Requesting Executive Background Checks in 2018 According to Corporate Resolutions, Read More.

Why drug testing saves companies, careers and lives, Read More.

CPS recommends 13 additional workers be fired for failing background re-check, Read More.

CFPB Issues New Background Check Summary of Rights Form With Imminent Effective Date, Read More.

Beaufort County looking at extra security measures for schools. How much would it cost? Read More.

Here’s a roadmap to navigating background check laws, Read More.

Duke Bans the Box, Read More.

FBI Background Checks: How do they work? Read More.

Lee County School District disputes critical state audit, Read More.

Shawnee Mission Gets Ride of Fingerprints in Background Checks of School Volunteers, Read More.

DBS targets employment check scammers, Read More.

Murder suspect coached youth football team, league says he lied on background check, Read More.

CMS hires company that conducts ‘more robust’ criminal background checks, Read More.

Lawsuits

3rd Circ. Breathes New Life Into Job Applicants’ SEPTA Suit, Read More.

When Technicalities Are (And Are Not) Associated with Concrete Harm: The Spokeo Analysis as Applied in Long v. SEPTA, Read More.

How Much is a FCRA Violation Going to Cost you? Read More.

Putative Class Action Dismissed after Court Finds that Accurately Reported College Enrollment Dates and Degree-Conferral Status Are Not Adverse Information, Read More.

FCRA Disclosures and Authorization, Read More.

Court Does Not Believe Defendant Intentionally Destroyed Records to Avoid Identification of Potential Plaintiffs in FCRA Class Action, Read More.

False report of prison time satisfies Spokeo’s requirement of injury in fact, Read More.

Court Analyzes When the Statute of Limitations Begins Running in FCRA Case, Read More.

Fifth Circuit Gets it Right, Affirms Summary Judgment, Read More.

Medical marijuana showed up on drug test that cost woman a job. A judge says that was discrimination, Read More.

11th Circuit Weighs in on “Injury In Fact,” Read More.

Drug Testing

Drug tests are a major factor in keeping skilled workers from filling trade jobs, Read More.

Brooksville man attached squirt bottle to genitals to cheat drug test, deputies say, Read More.

‘Human urine sales’ are rocketing with rise of workplace drug tests, Read More.

Big Brands

Uncheck that Box: Santangelo v. Comcast Corporation, Read More.

Uber will conduct annual background checks on Colorado drivers, Read More.

Credit Checks

Be Aware of Identity-Theft Tactics, Read More.

GDPR

Facebook could be fined up to $1.63 billion for a massive breach that may have violated EU privacy laws, Read More.

Watchdog Getting More Data Complaints After GDPR, Read More.

What the Eir breach and GDPR can teach us about multilayered data security, Read More.

Why is metadata management so important when it comes to GDPR? Read More.

First Notice Filed Under GDPR against Canadian Analytics Firm, Read More.

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Regulatory & Legal Alerts – September 2018

Peopletrail actively tracks the regulatory and legal environment that surrounds employment and criminal background screening. Staying up-to-date with the law helps you remain compliant with the FCRA, EEOC, and other regulatory standards.  The following includes highlights of the most significant updates impacting the screening industry in recent weeks.

State

California 

California Supremes Offer Compliance Guidance for Background Checks, Read More.

Delaware

Delaware ‘Clean slate’ Bill Promises Second Chance to Drug Offenders, Read More.

Illinois

Criminal background checks now required for all amusement park employees, Read More.

Federal LegislationFederal Legislation

Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Source for Public Data, Read More.

The Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act: Back to the Future, Read More.

Background Checks

Kittery to investigate whether driver who crashed van had background check, Read More.

Teacher background checks give parents peace of mind. Read More.

OPENonline Enhances Their Background Screening Services, Launches Social Media Screening Solution, Read More.

Aspen School District expands HR director’s background check, Read More.

Palisades Park skipped background checks on school armed guards, records show, Read More.

Professors With Sexual Misconduct in Their Pasts, Read More.

Bus driver accused of abandoning SCS students had a red flag in record, Read More.

My Turn: Phil Ricci: A safe environment for children, Read More.

After Polk firefighter Cody ‘Little Savage’ Wesling arrested on murder charges in death of rival motorcycle gang leader, county tightens hiring process, Read More.

New Background Requirements for Child Care Providers, Read More.

Lawsuits

Lawsuits

Judge: Bridgeton factory not required to let worker use marijuana, Read More.

Judge Tosses Medical Marijuana User’s Disability Discrimination Suit, Read More.

Consumer Reporting Agency Violated FCRA, Fired Workers Say, Read More.

Frisco man struggling to get job wanted to keep $60M fraud indictment from prospective employers. A judge said no.

Drug Testing

Researchers make meth in their lab for drug-test device, Read More.

Spanish driver tests positive for every drug in test, Read More.

County adopts new drug test, towing policies, Read More.

Cops: North Huntingdon man taped ‘bladder’ bottle to himself to pass drug test Read More.

Ex-Tesla employee who alleges she was fired for failing drug test: Musk smoking weed ‘like a slap in the face’, Read More.

Credit Checks

Check Your Kid’s Credit History, Read More.

Credit Card Freezes 101, Read More.

 

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Regulatory & Legal Alerts – August 2018

Peopletrail actively tracks the regulatory and legal environment that surrounds employment and criminal background screening. Staying up-to-date with the law helps you remain compliant with the FCRA, EEOC, and other regulatory standards.  The following includes highlights of the most significant updates impacting the screening industry in recent weeks.

State

California 

California’s Data Privacy Law: What It Is and How to Comply (A Step-By-Step Guide), Read More.

Hawaii

Hawaii Prohibits Employers from Asking Job Applicants about Salary History, Read More.

Maine 

Child care workers to face background checks, fingerprints, Read More.

Vermont

Employment Laws: Vermont Employers Can’t Ask About Salary History, Read More.

Federal LegislationFederal Legislation

FTC Testifies Before Senate Banking Committee on Fair Credit Reporting Act, Read More.

FTC: Fair Credit Reporting Act Still Top Priority, Read More.

Background Checks

NO CRIMINAL HISTORY According to WORST. BACKGROUND. CHECK. EVER. Read More.

Background Checks Are Viewed Skeptically in Some Parts of the Globe, Read More.

FBI To Start Using A 2nd Database for Gun Background Checks, Read More.

Get Ready for Rolling Background Checks at Work, Read More.

Lawsuits

Lawsuit claims court clerk keeps documents from screeners, Read More.

Drug Testing

Fentanyl fuels rise in overdoses, Read More.

The Far-Reaching, Positive Impact of Workplace Drug Testing, Read More.

Drug testing your employees: Can you? Should you?, Read More.

Serena Williams Pushes Back in Strange Drug Testing Controversy, Read More.

More employers are dropping marijuana from drug tests. Here’s why the trend in Iowa is a slow burn, Read More.

Opiate and cocaine use up in Q2 2018 workforce drug tests, Read More.

Massachusetts Woman Suing Sodexo Over Drug Test Termination, Read More.

Big Brands

Uber drivers are now subject to continuous background checks, Read More.

State Farm Defeats Job Applicant’s Credit Check Lawsuit, Read More.

Lyft beefing up background checks after latest driver arrest, Read More.

 

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The Difference Between A Background Check and A Fingerprint Check

When it comes to background checks, a common topic is the advantages of fingerprint background checks versus regular background checks. It may be surprising to note that for most companies, fingerprint background checks are often not recommended as a primary source of information. Fingerprint checks can supplement and support safety, they have significant shortcomings that make them poorly suited for employment screening.

Fingerprint databases were designed for law enforcement. As such fingerprint databases available to the public are often out of date are never geographically comprehensive. While some industries may find fingerprinting useful, many companies will find fingerprint checks an inefficient use of time and money.

Overall, name-based background checks are a better choice for minimizing hiring risks when provided by an accredited screener. Name-based background checks can be specifically designed for employment. In addition, name-based background checks simply are more comprehensive and compliant than fingerprint checks alone.

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Regulatory & Legal Alerts – July 2018

Peopletrail actively tracks the regulatory and legal environment that surrounds employment and criminal background screening. Staying up-to-date with the law helps you remain compliant with the FCRA, EEOC, and other regulatory standards.  The following includes highlights of the most significant updates impacting the screening industry in recent weeks.

State

California 

Overlap Voids Background Check Laws, Calif. High Court Told, Read More.

5 Hiring Mistakes to Avoid in California, Read More.

Georgia

Georgia Enacts New Background Check Legislation for Long-Term Care Providers, Read More.

Illinois 

Illinois House Approves Uber & Lyft Background Check Measure, Read More.

New bill raises employment privacy concerns, Read More.

Iowa

Linn County bans criminal history question for county job seekers, Read More.

Johnson County joins Linn County in ‘banning the box,’ Read More.

Indiana

How Indiana’s Legalization of CBD Oil Will Impact Workplace Drug Testing, Read More.

Kansas

Governor Colyer issues Executive Order to “Ban the Box” on Executive Branch employment applications, Read More.

Massachusetts 

Background checks underway, CCC may start awarding licenses next week, Read More.

New York

Continued Enforcement of New York’s Ban the Box Law, Read More.

Oregon

Portland proposes to help renters expunge convictions, Read More.

Pennslyvania 

York City Council adopts fair chance hiring policy, Read More.

Federal LegislationFederal Legislation

Concerns Raised about Incomplete Background Checks on IRS Employees, Read More

Background Checks

How to deal with an employment background check when you get a job, Read More.

Research: Employers Willing to Overlook a Criminal Record to Hire the Right Person, Read More.

3 Reasons You Might Fail a Background Check at Work, Read More.

Research: Employers Willing to Overlook a Criminal Record to Hire the Right Person, Read More.

AG warns 21 employers they violated ban on asking about criminal convictions; 3 are fined, Read More.

3 Must-Do’s You Should Complete Beyond the Interview to Vet That Potential New Hire, Read More.

“He Was The Perfect Applicant… Until We Received The Background Check,” Read More.

7 HR Questions (and Answers) About Employment Screening, Read More.

Big Brands

J&J Can’t Arbitrate Applicant’s Background Check Claims, Read More.

Uber changes direction on drivers’ criminal history, Read More.

Drug Testing

When are you allowed to drug test an employee? Read More.

Does Drug Testing for Marijuana Tell Us Anything? Read More.

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Random Drug & Alcohol Testing Appeal, Read More.

Injured worker loses appeal on a positive drug test, Read More.

 

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Peopletrail To Attend The 2018 SHRM Convention In Chicago

Peopletrail, a leading background check and employment screening company, announced today it will attend the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) annual convention, June 17-21, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.

SHRM’s Annual Conference & Exposition is the world-renowned event for HR professional development. This national conference offers tools and resources to implement successful HR practices. As part of the SHRM Exposition, Peopletrail will feature its Actionable Insight Screening® services and the value Peopletrail provides as an accredited firm with technology integration and quick, human-filtered reporting.

“SHRM is a vital resource for the HR community and the annual event is a great opportunity for Peopletrail to learn and connect with HR professionals who are key influencers in the industry,” said Wallace T. Davis, President and CEO of Peopletrail. “This last year Peopletrail has focused on improving our integrated technology and building our customer service. These efforts will ensure we continue to provide the personalized care that has earned our client retention rate at 99.5%.”

It’s About Time

Peopletrail’s goal is to help companies hire quickly and securely by offering a smarter way to do background checks. After hearing about all the bad experiences companies have with employment screening companies, we think It’s about time you received timely and accurate background check results.

Stop by our booth to see how we can help you improve turnaround times and accuracy. We’ll show you the difference a smart background check makes.

Visit Peopletrail’s Booth #2023

Sign up now to schedule a live demo of our background screening platform or set up one-on-one meetings with Peopletrail experts about how we can help you with your current background screening program. Stop by the booth to enter to win an Apple Watch.

About SHRM18 in Chicago

At SHRM18, HR professionals will gain the tools and resources they need to implement successful HR practices and earn professional development to help their companies succeed. Attendees at the conference will hear proven business leaders, HR strategists, respected industry leaders and other HR professionals. There are over 200 sessions (both concurrent and mega sessions) organized into six tracks including Business and HR Strategy, HR compliance, Global HR, Professional Development, Talent Management and Total Rewards. There are recertification opportunities for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP or other general designation. Meet with new Vendors and Suppliers, such as Peopletrail at Booth #2023 at the Exhibition Hall. Attendees can discover innovative new products and services and speak with industry experts from all aspects of the HR world.

Visit Peopletrail at Booth #2023 to learn more.

 

 

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Ten Can’t Miss Sessions at SHRM 2018

At SHRM18, HR professionals will gain the tools and resources they need to implement successful HR practices and earn professional development to help their companies succeed. There are over 200 sessions in Chicago, June 17th – 20th making the conference a perfect time to learn and gain new insights.

Here are ten sessions you can’t miss at the upcoming SHRM National Conference:

1. Tsunami or Wave: The Washington Outlook for HR Public Policy

  • Michael P. Aitken, Vice President, Government Affairs, SHRM
  • Sunday, June 17 2018 12:30 PM – 02:00 PM
  • Learn about the current congressional activity as well as federal regulatory and judicial activity so you can better understand how your organization could be impacted.

2. I-9 and E-Verification Compliance: What has Changed and How to Protect Your Business

  • Becki Young, Founding partner, Hammond Young Immigration Law
  • Monday, June 18, 2018 7:00 AM – 8:15 AM
  • Leave with an understanding of the I-9 and E-Verify process including enforcement, procedures and tips to protect your organization.

3. Adaptability Is the New Change – Five Keys to Embracing Change and Transition

  • George Carroll, Motivational Speaker
  • Monday, June 18, 2018 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Learn how to manage your attitude, mindset and energy to successfully adapt to and handle change and transition.

4. Nine Minutes on Monday: The Quick and Easy Way to Go from Manager to Leader

  • James Robbins, President, The Robbins Group
  • Monday, June 18, 2018 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM
  • Learn a quick and simple blueprint to follow to increase the engagement, motivation and productivity of your staff.

5. How to Audit Your Applicant Tracking Process for Compliance

  • Beth Ronnenburg, President, Berkshire Associates
  • Tuesday, June 19, 2018 7:00 AM – 8:15 AM
  • Learn how to audit and structure your applicant tracking process for compliance with current regulations.

6. Happiness at Work: Be Resilient, Motivated and Successful No Matter What

  • Srikumar S.Rao, Ph.D., CEO and founder, The RAO Institute
  • Tuesday, June 19, 2018 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Learn how to create a culture that is conducive to helping more of your employees live up to their fullest potential on a daily basis.

7. Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace

  • Christine Porath, Author, Mastering Civility and The Cost of Bad Behavior
  • Tuesday, June 19, 2018 2:15 PM – 4:15 PM
  • Discuss the varied ways incivility wrecks performance and robs your organization’s bottom line.

8. Top 10 Ways to Make Your Harassment Prevention Training Impactful and Consequential

  • Patti C. Perez, VP of Workplace Strategy, Emtrain
  • Tuesday, June 19, 2018 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM
  • Learn about innovative techniques you can implement to make your harassment and diversity training sessions engaging, informative and immediately impactful.

 9. Closing General Session featuring Sheryl Sandberg

10. Bambi vs. Godzilla: How to Deal With Difficult People

Discover new innovations and fresh perspectives from HR industry experts. As the world’s largest HR marketplace, SHRM gives you access to thousands of solutions. Meet with Vendors like Peopletrail at Booth #2023. Stop by our booth to see how we can help you improve turnaround times and accuracy. We’ll show you the difference a smart background check makes.

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Regulatory & Legal Alerts – June 2018

Peopletrail actively tracks the regulatory and legal environment that surrounds employment and criminal background screening. Staying up-to-date with the law helps you remain compliant with the FCRA, EEOC, and other regulatory standards.  The following includes highlights of the most significant updates impacting the screening industry in recent weeks.

State

California 

San Francisco Amends Fair Chance Ordinance, Restricts Employer Inquiries About Marijuana-Related Convictions, Read More.

Overlap Voids Background Check Laws, Calif. High Court Told, Read More.

Georgia

Under Georgia Bill, Elder Care Workers Face Stricter Background Checks, Read More.

Georgia Enacts New Background Check Legislation for Long-Term Care Providers, Read More.

Illinois 

Illinois House Approves Uber & Lyft Background Check Measure, Read More.

Iowa

Linn County bans criminal history question for county job seekers, Read More.

Indiana

How Indiana’s Legalization of CBD Oil Will Impact Workplace Drug Testing, Read More.

Kansas

Governor Jeff Colyer signs order to ‘ban the box’ on criminal history for state jobs, Read More.

 

Massachusetts 

Background checks underway, CCC may start awarding licenses next week, Read More.

North Carolina

Wilmington City Council approves Ban the Box ordinance, Read More.

Pennslyvania 

Northampton County ‘bans the box’ but still must perform criminal checks for most jobs, Read More.

York City Council adopts fair chance hiring policy, Read More.

Tennessee

Legislation protecting Tennessee children passes, Read More.

Washington

Seattle Sued Over Law Banning Landlords from Conducting Criminal Background Checks, Read More.

Landlord group sues to block Seattle’s Fair Chance Housing law, Read More.

Federal LegislationFederal Legislation

Concerns Raised about Incomplete Background Checks on IRS Employees, Read More

Background Checks

Background check: verbal verification of employment and other intrusions, Read More.

Raymond James Background Check Suit Sent To Fla. Read More.

Background check best practices: Balancing the law with business needs, Read More.

How to deal with an employment background check when you get a job, Read More.

Tip sheet: When you should — and should not — do a background check on potential employees, Read More.

The Quality You Should Demand From Your Background Check Service, Read More.

Research: Employers Willing to Overlook a Criminal Record to Hire the Right Person, Read More.

3 Reasons You Might Fail a Background Check at Work, Read More.

MeToo has forever changed the ground rules for employers, Read More.

Research: Employers Willing to Overlook a Criminal Record to Hire the Right Person, Read More.

Big Brands

Frito-Lay pays $2.4M to settle applicants’ background check claims, Read More.

NAACP Settlement: Target Will Change Background Check Policy, Read More.

J&J Can’t Arbitrate Applicant’s Background Check Claims, Read More.

Uber Can’t Arbitrate Background Check Claims, Riders Say, Read More.

Drug Testing

Can California Employers Still Test for Marijuana? Read More.

Can Employers Discriminate Against Certified Medical Marijuana Users? Read More.

California pot shops about to be on the hook for steep state fees, background checks, Read More.

Facing Shrinking Applicant Pool, Employers Easing Drug Testing Requirements, Read More. 

When are you allowed to drug test an employee? Read More.

Positive workplace drug tests remain at 10-year high, Read More.

Does Drug Testing for Marijuana Tell Us Anything? Read More.

3 Things Employers Need to Know About Drug Testing Where Marijuana is Legal, Read More.

Omega Laboratories Announces Groundbreaking 17-panel Hair Drug Test to Help Organizations Tackle Drug Epidemic, Read More.

Confusion as marijuana is legalized but big banks still test employees, Read More.

Drug Test Cups Market Growth Analysis, Share, Demand by Regions, Types and Analysis of Key Players- Research Forecasts to 2023, Read More.

Drug testing has become perilous for employers, Read More. 

Q&A with Allen L. Hutson: Medical marijuana legalization poses unique questions for employers, Read More.

 

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