Common employee background check technique may be illegal

May 13, 2011 Matt Roesly

Common employee background check technique may be illegal

Using social networking and internet search services to run background screenings on potential employees may violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act, according to security and risk management news site CSO Online."Simply surfing the net


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Consumer complaints about debt collection on the rise

May 13, 2011 Kyle Duncan

Consumer complaints about debt collection on the rise

The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs recently reported that debt collection was the top consumer complaint in the state last year, accounting for 13 percent of the grievances logged by the agency, according to The State newspaper.


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Employee loans compounding California budget crisis

May 13, 2011 Kyle Duncan

According to California State Controller John Chiang, state agencies' lax attitude toward giving employees interest-free loans and collecting on debt are partially to blame for California's budget issues, the Long-Beach Press Telegram


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Former Movie Gallery customers receive debt relief in settlement

May 13, 2011 Kyle Duncan

Former Movie Gallery customers receive debt relief in settlement

Movie Gallery's liquidation trustee has settled a complaint regarding its debt collection, offering consumers nationwide some relief.Consumer protection advocates from all 50 states teamed up in an effort to object to the company's


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The importance of implementing a tenant screening process

May 13, 2011 Matt Roesly

As property owners scope out potential renters, it is vital to their business that they implement a tenant screening process in order to ensure that potentials are qualified to rent a space. Without putting such a process in place, a landlord


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