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December 28, 2017
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New California laws and pre-adverse letters

When a potential employer is considering not hiring an applicant due to their criminal history, they must follow the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) protocol.
 
In California this goes further, as new employers must inform the applicant using specific written notifications warning of potential adverse action.

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December 20, 2017
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JPM's employee screening failures offer lessons in background checks, records

Reuters reports that the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has fined J.P. Morgan Chase & Co  $1.25 million ffor lapses in background checks shows the importance to compliance of ensuring proper employee screening.

FINRA fined J.P. Morgan Securities for incomplete background checks on 95 percent of its non-registered associate employees from January 2009 through May 2017. The failures violated regulatory imperatives and prevented the firm from determining whether these persons would have been otherwise disqualified from working at the firm.

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December 4, 2017
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International Product Changes

Please find below an update for the International checks that have had a change of  process, requirements or forms. If you would like us to send you the current documentation for any of the listed checks please contact us by emailing service@verifile.co.uk.

BANGLADESH
​Criminality

A new instruction is now in place to reflect simplified requirements. This check is now charged per name, per region due to process changes.

CANADA
Criminal

Canadian Police have now introduced a new Criminal Record Verification form. In addition, the “Declaration of a Criminal Record” form must now be completed with each order. We have updated our instructions accordingly. The old forms will still be accepted till 30 November 2017.

CHILE
Criminality

A new instruction is now in place to reflect simplified requirements.

COSTA RICA
Criminal

A new instruction is now in place along with a new special consent letter that must be hand signed and delivered to Verifile via post.

GUATEMALA
Criminal Litigation

A new instruction is now in place to reflect simplified requirements.

HONDURAS
Criminal

A new instruction is now in place to reflect simplified requirements.

JORDAN
Criminal

A new instruction and application form is now in place to reflect simplified requirements.

MEXICO
Criminal

A new instruction is now in place to reflect simplified requirements. This check is now charged per name.

QATAR
Criminality

A new instruction is now in place to reflect simplified requirements. A separate order is no longer needed for each address.

TURKEY
Credit

A new instruction is now in place, however, this does not affect the requirements for Turkish Citizens. Credit checks on Turkish citizens are still available, however it is no longer possible to run these checks on non-Turkish citizens. This is due to limitation imposed by the Turkish authorities.

VENEZUELA
Criminal Litigation

​A new instruction is now in place to reflect simplified requirements.

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