The Re-emergence of the Gig Economy and Background Checks

COVID-19 changed the world in many ways, with one of the biggest changes being to our economy. Many employees experienced a reduction in hours or the elimination of their jobs altogether, forcing them to find other ways to generate income. Consumers, on the other hand, were not able to live their day-to-day lives to obtain […]

Verification Roadblocks – Los Angeles, CA

Benefits of utilizing a PBSA Accredited background screener, include, but are not limited to, understanding and following laws (local, state, and federal), and compliance management. We receive questions all the time from customers stating, “you reported no findings when I know my candidate has a felony/misdemeanor!” This is an incredibly challenging conversation for any service […]

Connecticut – Marijuana & the Workplace

By Rebecca Klusman, Court Verification Specialist Connecticut has become the 19th state to adopt a law legalizing the recreational use of marijuana and puts into place regulations for the use, sale, and cultivation of marijuana throughout the state.   While the use of marijuana continues to be illegal under federal law, Connecticut Senate Bill 888, An Act Responsibly and […]

Illinois Ban the Box – Update

By Rebecca Klusman, Court Verification Specialist Approximately 77 million Americans, or 1 in 3 adults, have a criminal record. The State of Illinois has made adjustments to their Ban the Box policy, which is in place to help protect those that have a criminal record seeking employment. On March 23, 2021, Governor Pritzker signed The Employee Background Fairness […]

Congrats Citadel ID!

TechCrunch officially announced Citadel ID has raised $3.5M. We at ClearChecks could not be happier to see the investment community recognize what we saw during Citadel’s business formation phase. ClearChecks was Citadel’s first strategic partner and customer. We look forward to being a valuable partner in the development of new ideas, technology, and efficiency in […]

Our Values-Part 1: Transparency

by Charlie Cafazza Background checks and health insurance are similar in that the intention, at its core, is to help maintain and foster a safe, healthy work environment. Unfortunately, both products tend to carry the same negative reputation: complicated products and pricing. There is a wide range of products and pricing options available when it […]

Why ClearChecks?

by Charlie Cafazza When my co-founder and I came together in the first days of 2017, our mission was pretty simple: to change the background screening industry forever by providing the most advanced cloud-based tool for customers, big and small, who require on-demand, Fair Credit Reporting Act compliant, paperless screenings, at a competitive price. We […]

ClearChecks Services Update: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 16, 2020 Given these uncertain times, we want to update our customers on status of our business and background verification services. COVID-19 is causing large disruptions in the workplace, remote work, and challenges for HR and small business owners everywhere. Every department at ClearChecks is fully operational and ready to provide you with support […]

About the Fair Credit Reporting Act or the “FCRA”

As an employer, you should be aware of the law called the Fair Credit Reporting Act or commonly referred to as the “FCRA”. The Fair Credit Reporting Act was enacted to promote the accuracy, fairness and privacy of consumer information contained in the files of consumer reporting agencies. Conditions exist for furnishing and using consumer […]