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Adverse Action – Your Guide to Compliance

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires that the employer give the applicant a reasonable opportunity to ensure that the information reported in a Consumer Report or Investigative Consumer Report is correct before adverse action is taken. The FCRA requires that you utilize a two step process when adverse action…

Legal Update: Use of Credit Reports in California

The State of California has been busy setting limitations on the use of employment-related credit reports. AB 22 will become effective on January 1, 2012 and significantly prohibits the use of credit reports in employment related decisions. Employers in the private sector may only request a credit report for the…

Fair Credit Reporting Act Toolkit

Application Researchers® remains dedicated to being your trusted source for information related to the background screening industry. We have created a Fair Credit Reporting Act toolkit to assist you in understanding and complying with this ever-complicated law. The toolkit will provide you with invaluable resources and templates to ensure your…

Legal Update: Tennessee’s Lawful Employment Act

The BasicsEffective January 1, 2012, Tennessee employers with five (5) or more employees will be required to verify the employment eligibility of their employees and other “non-employees”. “Non-employees” are defined as “any individual, other than an employee, paid directly by the employer in exchange for the individual’s services.” It’s important…

One Provider – A Variety of Choices

Application Researchers® is committed to being a one-stop-shop for all of your pre-employment and post-offer needs. When you choose Application Researchers, the combination of our unique portfolio of services enable you to make critical decisions with confidence. We are more than just a background check provider and since going above…

Certified Woman-Owned Business

Application Researchers® is proud to have recently been certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council South (WBEC South) as a “Woman-owned Business Enterprise” (WBE), pursuant to the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) National Certification Program. If your firm receives tax credits for using small or minority-owned companies, please contact…