OPENonline is one of numerous employment background check agencies you’re likely to face during your job search. Find out who they are, what they do, and what rights you have under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
What is OPENonline?
OPENonline was started in 1992 as a cooperative venture between the Ohio State Bar Association and private companies. Today, the company boasts that they do a variety of background checks. For example, they offer ID verification, credit reports, employment verification, education verification, and driving reports. In addition, OPENonline conducts a variety of criminal background checks. They tout that they offer county criminal reports, federal criminal reports, national criminal reports, national sex offender reports, and national security reports.
The company also offers investigative services to their clients. OPENonline has clients in the number of industries, including banking and finance, government, law enforcement, healthcare, education, and transportation.
OPENonline Contact Information
OPENonline 1650 Lake Shore Drive, Suite 350 Columbus, OH 43204
Phone Number: 888-381-5656
Understanding Your Employment Screening Rights
Understandably, many people are concerned about how a potential employer might view an arrest record that was uncovered via background check. According to federal law, employers are allowed to ask about a person’s criminal history. However, the EEOC says that if the information is used to eliminate someone from the job pool, that decision might violate title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Federal law says that an arrest cannot be used to deny someone employment, because arrest does not prove that criminal activity occurred. U.S. law doesn’t prevent employers from deciding not to hire someone based on a criminal conviction, but several states have what are called “ban the box” laws, which limit the ability of employers you use arrest and conviction records to make decisions related to employment.
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About the Author:
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.