You’re likely to run across one or more background check companies in the course of your job search. Here’s what you need to know about Background Information Services (BIS) and your rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
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What is Background Information Services – BIS?
Background Information Services Inc or BIS was founded in 1989, and is based in Boulder, Colorado. The company offers employment background screening services in the United States and internationally. It boasts that “many of the country’s most visible employers trust BIS to provide their organizations with total program management.” It claims to be the “clear choice” for “screening solutions.”
BIS conducts three primary types of background checks: criminal records, sex offender registry, driving history. They also offer extensive verification services for education and employment history. In addition, the company conducts drug, alcohol, and health screening. Background Information Services is a “founding member” of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS).
Background Information Services BIS Contact Information
Background Information Services, Inc. 1800 30th Street, Ste. 204 Boulder, CO 80301 Phone: 303-442-3960 Website: http://www.bisi.com/
Were You Harmed By False Information or Errors In Your Background Information Services BIS Report?
Looking for a new job is stressful. There’s so much emphasis on developing the perfect resume and nailing the interview that little thought is given to an employment background check. More often than not, employers want to run a background check on a potential employee. They may want to check their criminal histories or simply verify the person’s job history that’s listed on their resume. When they do, they use a company like Background Information Services to produce a report on the potential new hire.
Of course, no one is perfect. Even the best employment screening companies make mistakes from time to time. When they do, they may provide a report to the employer that contains inaccuracies. These errors can prevent you from landing the job. A background report may contain incorrect information because they entered an incorrect social security number or outdated information that puts you in a negative light.
The FCRA – Fair Credit Reporting Act – is a federal law that ensures your right to an accurate and fair background check. It outlines employer responsibilities around notification and consent, and guarantees your right to dispute inaccurate information. The FCRA also contains a provision allowing you to sue background check companies that make mistakes that prevent you from being hired.
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What are my Background Check Disclosure and Consent Rights?
Under the FCRA, a company like Background Information Services – or any other employment background check company – must obtain at attestation from the employer who uses their services. The attestation must say that the employer is incompliance with the disclosure and consent provisions of the FCRA.
The disclosure provisions encompass two elements. The first is providing the job applicant with a separate notification that they want to run a background check. This information can’t be part of an application or other packet of information. The second occurs after they receive the background report. If they plan to use the information to deny the applicant a job, they must tell the applicant that and provide them with a copy of the background report, a notice of the applicant’s rights under the FCRA, and the contact information for the background check company. The consent provision is straightforward: the employer must obtain the applicant’s consent prior to conducting a background check.
Your Right to an Accurate and Legally Compliant Report From Background Information Services – BIS
Accuracy and compliance are two cornerstones of a fair employment background check. Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, a company like Background Information Services can’t report on information that is more than seven years old. The two exceptions are bankruptcy – which is reportable for ten years – and criminal convictions. This means that ancient debts that were sent to collection aren’t fair game. Neither are criminal convictions that have been expunged.
Your Right to Dispute an Inaccurate Report from Background Information Services – BIS
An inaccurate background check report can have devastating consequences to your job prospects. For that reason, the Fair Credit Reporting Act says that you are entitled to know if your background check might prohibit you from being hired. If that’s the case, your prospective employer is required to send you a notice to that effect, along with a copy of your background check, your rights to dispute the findings, and contact information for the background check company. If you dispute inaccuracies, you should notify both the background check company and the employer. The background check company – whether Background Information Services or another company – has 30 days to investigate and make corrections to your report.
Your Right to Sue Background Information Services if there are Mistakes, Inaccurate, or Illegal Information in Your Report
If there are mistakes in your background check that aren’t addressed in a timely manner, or if a background check company wasn’t diligent in its work, the Fair Credit Reporting Act gives you the right to sue in federal court. If you win, you may be entitled to statutory damages of up to $1,000, actual damages, court costs, and legal fees.
Complaints Against Background Information Services BIS?
Work takes up a third of our waking hours. It takes time to find a right-fit job. It’s only right that the interviewing and hiring process is aboveboard, and that a background check is accurate. When that doesn’t happen, people have sued background check companies under the FCRA.
The allegations in FCRA lawsuits can be that the background check company didn’t respond to disputes in a timely manner. They may be that the background check included information that was prohibited by the FCRA – like an expunged conviction. They can be that the company did a shoddy job and mixed up people with similar names or social security numbers.
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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.