GoodHire is a product of Inflection Risk Solutions and a subsidiary of Checkr- the largest background check agency nationwide. The business offers background checks to various industries, such as accounting, finance, banking; construction staffing; IT and technology, retail healthcare, and more. The company boasts extremely short turn around times for some criminal reports. Depending on the information a client needs, they may receive a report in less than one minute.
With over 100,000 clients and millions of searches run- how can these results be accurate in so little time?
What criminal information can be included on my background check?
A report may not include civil suits, judgments, arrests, paid tax liens, accounts in collection, or any other negative information after a period of 7 years or bankruptcies after ten years. Credit reporting agencies are not allowed to include expunged convictions in their records. A background check can maintain an accurate description of all previous convictions indefinitely. If you experience a job or promotion loss due to an erroneous or unlawful background report, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation. If we take legal action and are successful, you may be able to obtain actual damages, statutory damages of up to $1,000, plus punitive damages, legal fees, and expenses.
What are the sources of inaccuracy in GoodHire Background Checks?
There are various reasons why incorrect information may appear in a background check report, including:
- Old criminal records
- Errors in the original documents
- Inaccurate data in documents
- Typographical errors
- Mistakes in copying, filing, and searching
- System failure due to computer corruption
- Duplicate information
- Identity theft.
What laws regulate background checks?
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) regulates how employers and background check companies such as GoodHire secure authorization for and perform background checks. Further, the FCRA stipulates what can be done with the details obtained from the search. If a background check firm violates a person’s rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, then the person has a legal basis to take action.
If you are denied a job because of information found in a background check report, you have the right to get a copy of the report.