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How to Win an Unemployment Appeal

By on August 23, 2019

If you disagree with the decision of the ALJ, you will have 20 calendar days from the date of the decision to file an appeal with the CUIAB in Sacramento. The date of the decision is generally specified on the first page of the decision. The appeal must be in written format and does not need to include long statements on why you disagree with the final decision by the ALJ. Your letter should briefly state that you are requesting an appeal of the ALJ’s decision because you believe it is incorrect, and it should give your address, name, social […]


How much compensation can you get for wrongful termination?

By on August 14, 2019

Employers may be the subject of discrimination charges based on alleged violations of several civil rights laws, including the Fair Employment and Housing Act, Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Almost all California employers with 15 or more employees are covered by these laws.  Various remedies may be imposed against employers who have engaged in unlawful discrimination. The most common approach to determining an appropriate remedy is to “make whole” the individual who is the victim of unlawful discrimination. However, remedies available under certain state and federal civil rights laws are not restricted […]


Our Pricing

By on August 7, 2019

At Crosner Legal we’re dedicated to transparency. So we put our fee structure right here on our website for all potential clients to see. That way, you know what you’re getting into and you know you’re getting the same deal as the rest of our clients. Most of our clients have had their rights violated by their employer. That usually hurts them financially, so it’s understandable that many cannot afford a lawyer. That’s why we take our cases on a contingent fee basis. This means that, if we take your case, you pay nothing unless you win. We advance our […]


What is a level 2 background check?

By on August 6, 2019

The FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement) defines a level 2 background check as a fingerprint-based background check that applies to employees holding positions of trust or responsibility. A level 2 check is more in-depth and includes fingerprint-based searches spanning national FBI, the FDLE and county criminal records via local courts and law enforcement agencies. [1]  Requirements for a level 2 background check  State level 2 checks require a name request and a fingerprint card. National Level 2 checks have the following requirements;  Fingerprints of the individual being searched. The individual being searched must also agree to the terms and […]


How will I know if I passed my background check?

By on August 6, 2019

Under FCRA rules, employers are legally obligated to follow some steps before disqualifying a person from a job opportunity because of information acquired from background checks. First and foremost, employers must let unsuccessful applicants know they haven’t passed their background check by issuing a formal letter (pre-adverse action letter). They also need to surrender a copy of the background check report and a copy of an applicant’s rights. If the employer is based in California, they must issue a state statement of consumer rights.  You have 3 to 5 business days to dispute and/or resolve negative information contained in your […]


How do background checks work?

By on August 6, 2019

Employers want to hire the least-risky candidates i.e., candidates with favorable criminal, civil, and credit histories. Employers go as far as checking the social media accounts of prospective employees just to see if they can find evidence that suggests they aren’t good employees. Some may conduct background checks internally or hire companies to conduct the checks on their behalf. Most of these companies take background checks, further uncovering information unlawfully.  Background checks are supposed to be conducted lawfully in accordance with FCRA guidelines. As mentioned above, background checks must be authorized by the subject. They should also withhold information such […]


What does an employer look for in a background check?

By on August 6, 2019

Knowing what employers look for precisely in pre-employment background checks is important for preparing for job application. Most employers look for: Criminal history Inconsistencies in job applications and resumes  Credit history  Driving records  Civil history  Criminal history  Employers are particularly interested in your criminal record before they offer you a job. In fact, criminal background checks are the cornerstone of most employment-related background checks. Employers want to know if potential employees have any “skeletons” in their closet. Most employers are concerned about violent offenses, sex crimes, embezzlement, or fraud. They want to know if you have been convicted for crimes […]


How far back do background checks go?

By on August 6, 2019

The FCRA dictates how far background checks go. Employers, among other institutions that carry out background checks for purposes of pre-employment screening must follow strict rules. Some of the FCRA limits placed on background reports include: Tax liens, accounts in collection, civil suits and judgments can’t be reported if they are 7 or more years old  Bankruptcies that are 10 years or more can’t be reported  Expunged felonies/criminal cases can’t be reported/revealed unless by court order.  How far back does a criminal background check go?  Criminal background checks aren’t restricted by a federal act. For this reason, criminal convictions that […]


What shows up on a background check?

By on August 6, 2019

The information found in a background check is dependent on the type of background check in question. Each background check uncovers different types of personal background information. Since information uncovered in background checks is very sensitive, it is subject to privacy protection regulations. Background check information falls under the FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act) with requirements on how such information is handled by employers specified by the EEOC. [1] Retention and sharing of background information is also subject to some additional local and state guidelines.  What shows up in criminal background checks?  Almost all background checks will investigate an individual’s […]


What is a background check?

By on August 6, 2019

A background check is a process of searching and compiling the employment history, commercial records, criminal records, and/or financial records of a person or organization. The legitimacy, frequency, and  purpose of background checks vary between, industries, countries, and individuals. The method used to conduct a background check can also vary. For instance, a background check can involve personal references to comprehensive database searches. Also, there are several types of background checks.  The most common types – employee background checks are usually requested by employers for employment screening purposes, especially on job candidates seeking employment positions that demand a high level […]


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