California Supreme Court Overturns Sex Offender Residency Ban in San Diego County

Back in 2006 California voted for Proposition 83 known as Jessica’s Law, in an effort to protect children from registered sex offenders.   In a shocking turn of events last week, the California Supreme Court lifted residency restrictions in San Diego County that previously prohibited sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school or park.  What this means, is that registrants may be able to take a San Diego County residence near a school, park or any other place where children congregate.

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Social Security Number vs Taxpayer Identification Number: Understanding the Difference

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a Social Security Number (SSN) and an individual Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), and how it is used when pulling a background screening report?
According to the IRS, a TIN is only available for certain nonresident and resident aliens, their spouses, and dependents who cannot get a SSN and is used for administering tax laws such as filing tax returns and opening a bank account. Depending on the identification number, it is either issued by the IRS directly or by the Social Security Administration (SSA). TINs are a 9-digit number, beginning with the number “9” and formatted like an SSN.

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CIC Launches New Employment Screening Platform and Enhanced Background Products

Contemporary Information Corp. (CIC), the nation’s most reputable provider of background screening to the multifamily housing industry, is pleased to announce the recent launch of a new web-based employment screening platform and upgraded packages. This new platform offers bundled services at a cost savings and al a carte options to ensure clients hire the best candidate for any position within the organization.
Through a clean, simple web-based interface, organizations can order background reports 24/7 and view all online orders, both in-process and archived. With the ability to easily manage user permission levels, the screening platform gives you control, security and privacy within the organization.

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CIC Celebrates 29 Years of Growth and Industry Excellence

This month Contemporary Information Corp. (CIC) celebrates 29 years of providing the multifamily housing industry with The Power of Decision. Established originally as a mortgage credit reporting agency, CIC has grown to become the industry’s most reputable tenant and employment screening provider, while expanding services to include a robust line of business and data solutions that protect the portfolios and interests of its clients.

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ApplyConnect Launches Tenant Screening App for Real Estate Agents and Landlords

ApplyConnect, the industry’s most advanced tenant screening solution for landlords and real estate agents, recently launched a free smartphone and tablet app to enhance their users’ experience. This first-to-market technology saves landlords and real estate agents time, allowing the tenant screening process to be completed at the time of a showing. The app eliminates delays in the screening process and within minutes, residents can be approved and ready to move into their new home.

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What Would You Do If There Was an Active Shooter at Your Workplace?

Workplace preparedness for fires and earthquakes are commonplace, but with the growing occurrences of workplace violence, employers can potentially save lives with a simple 10 minute training video.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, since 2006, the U.S. averages an active shooter event with four or more deaths every 2.9 months. Understanding that these incidents are on the rise; the sheriff’s department launched a training video Jan. 29, to help prepare you and your staff.

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Fight ID Thieves and Hackers Throughout the New Year

Identity theft and computer system hacking is on the rise and many Americans are unknowingly at risk. This threat to consumers comes in various forms, many of which you might not have given much thought. The holiday shopping season that just wrapped up routinely sees a spike in the number of identity theft occurrences and with the tax season just around the corner, consumers aren’t out of the woods when it comes to facing this debilitating crime.

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