Landing a job interview is a huge accomplishment, but in your quest for a new job, you may be asked to submit to a background check from Accurate Investigation Services. Learn who they are, what they do, and what your rights are under the FCRA.
What is Accurate Investigation Services ?
Accurate Investigation Services, LLC was founded in 2010, and is based in Arizona. The company offers employment and tenant background screening services. It boasts that it is “an advanced, full service employment screening provider.” According to its website, Accurate Investigation Services’ “ability to provide real-time record information, premier technology, custom client offerings and integration expertise are vital to effective applicant screening.”
Accurate Investigation Services conducts a variety of types of background checks on behalf of employers. They verify your employment and education histories, as well as your ability to legally work in the U.S. They check to see your criminal history and history of civil lawsuits. They can run your credit report, your motor vehicle records, and verify any licenses you claim to hold.
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Were You Harmed By False Information or Errors In Your Accurate Investigation Services Report?
When you’re pounding the pavement for a new job, you’re focused on your resume and your interviewing skills. You’re likely not even thinking about employment background screening. Many employers want to run a background check on potential employees, whether to verify the information on their resumes or to guard against embezzlement or fraud. Employers typically contract with background screening companies like Accurate Investigation Services to provide a background report on candidates they’re considering.
The thing is, people make mistakes. So do background screening companies. There are a number of ways an employment background check company – whether Accurate Investigation Services or another company – can deliver a report that may prevent you from getting the job. For example, they might transpose the digits of your social security number or include information that’s more than a decade old.
The Fair Credit Reporting Act outlines your right to a sound background check. It requires the employer to provide you with a notification that is separate from other notices and application materials. In order to order a background check, the employer must obtain your written consent. Further, the FCRA gives you the right to dispute any inaccurate information that could prevent you from being hired, and to sue the background check company for egregious mistakes.
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What are my Background Check Disclosure and Consent Rights?
An employment background check company – whether Accurate Investigation Services or any other company – must have the employer who ordered the report attest to complying with the provisions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). This boils down to disclosure and consent.
An employer meets their consent requirements when they obtain your permission to run a background check. They meet their disclosure requirements when they a) provide you with a separate notification outlining their wish to run an employment background check; and b) notify you if they’re considering not hiring you based on the background check along with a copy of your report, the contact information for the employment background check company, and your rights under the FCRA.
Your Right to an Accurate and Legally Compliant Report
Thanks to the Fair Credit Reporting Act, you have the right to an employment background check that is both accurate and limited in scope. While a company like Accurate Investigation Services can delve into many aspects of your past, the FCRA generally prohibits them from including information that is more than seven years old. For example, if you had debts in collection a dozen years ago, those can’t go on your background report. The two exceptions are bankruptcy, which has a ten-year time limit, and criminal convictions, which don’t have a time limit. However, a criminal conviction that has been expunged can’t ever be included in your report.
Your Right to Dispute an Inaccurate Report from Accurate Investigation Services
Missing out on a job opportunity because of a mistake on your employment background check is a tragedy. That’s why the FCRA requires that employers notify you if they are going to use a background report as the basis for denying you a job. When you receive that notice, you should also receive the contact information for the company that conducted the background search. You should contact both the company and the employer and dispute the inaccurate items. The employment background check company has 30 to investigate and correct any mistakes.
Your Right to Sue Accurate Investigation Services if there are Mistakes, Inaccurate, or Illegal Information in Your Report
The FCRA gives you the right to sue the background check company if there are mistakes in your background report. If you sue and prevail, then you may be awarded actual damages – such as lost pay – statutory damages, attorney fees, and court costs.
You work hard. You deserve a fair shake when you go through the job application and interview process. There are many people who have sued employment background check companies under the FCRA for inaccuracies or shoddy work.
Sometimes, those FCRA lawsuits charge that the background check company erred in listing criminal convictions or listed expunged convictions in violation of the law. Other times, they allege that the company confused one person for another or contained inaccurate information. Still other times, plaintiffs alleges that the background check company was unresponsive to the person’s dispute about wrong information.
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Sergei Lemberg is a lawyer whose practice focuses on consumer law, class actions and personal injury litigation. He has been repeatedly recognized as the “most active consumer attorney” in the country. In 2020, Mr. Lemberg represented Noah Duguid in the United States Supreme Court in the case entitled Duguid v. Facebook. He is the author of Defanging Debt Collectors, a book that teaches consumers how to battle debt collectors and win.