In the News

An article posted by the Huffington Post (Mollie Reilley, 12/09/2014) highlighted the recent lawsuit brought against Uber by prosecutors in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Among other things, they allege that Uber is violating California Law with its fraudulent practices regarding the background screening of their drivers. It seems that Uber is not using fingerprints to conduct a LiveScan criminal check as part of their background check process, but is charging clients a $1.00 "Safe Rides" Fee which may give them a false sense of security.

An article by Christina Davis (, December 2, 2014) highlights the recent class action lawsuit that was initiated against Allegis Group (Aerotek, Inc.) in the State of Maryland.  The lead plaintiff alleges that Aerotek violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when they failed to provide a copy of his background report when making an adverse hiring decision.  To read more ->

Although Virginia law requires public and private colleges to submit to Virginia State Police a list of names of all admitted students so that the names can be checked against the National Sex Offender List and the Virginia Criminal Information Network, some lawmakers feel that this is not enough, especially in light of the recent arrest of Jesse Matthew, Jr., charged with the abduction of missing UVA Student, Hannah Graham.  Mr.

According to recent article by Chris Hamby at, a DEA agent commandeered a woman’s identity, created a phony Facebook account in her name, and posted racy photos he found on her seized cell phone. The government said he had the right to do that.  This again draws attention to the question of the legal and ethical uses of Social Media.

In a recent article, Chris Serres, (Star Tribune, July 19, 2014) reported that the Minnesota Department of Human Services will begin testing a new a electronic system of fingerprint based background checks for caregivers.  It is their hope that by January every newly hired worker who cares for children, the elderly and people with disabilities be required to be fingerprinted and photographed.  Continue reading ->


CII Blog

As published by the State Rules Register:

The New Jersey "Ban the Box - Plus" (P.L. 2014, Chapter 32, AB 1999), signed by the Governor in August and will become effective:  "The first day of the seventh month next following the date of enactment".  We calculate this to be March 1, 2015.  This Act covers the following subjects:

1.Ban the Box
2.Pre-empts all city ordinances, except for city employees.


As published by the State Rules Register:

Illinois has passed "Ban the Box" legislation which will be effective January 1, 2015 (HB 5701).  This act is unique unto Illinois in regard to when an employer may inquire into the criminal record of an applicant as well as what employers/employees are exempt.



D.C. Official Code §24-1351, Title I, Part B et. seq.
The District of Columbia lists October 31, 2014 as the estimated effective date, as published by the State Rules Register.
The restriction in regard to inquiring into a criminal record can only be made:  "After making a conditional offer of employment".  This restrictions does not apply to:
  1. Employers with ten or fewer employees within the District of Columbia.

For our online CorpNet Users, you now have the ability to print the data provided by your applicants at the time of submission.  For those clients who enter their applicant's data you may now upload the applicant's signed Authorization & Release directly to our site.