Verification Challenges

Past employers disclose only the most basic employment information due to legal liability.

Problem applicants are very aware of the system and are the most likely to falsify information and omit past employers. Within the current system, there is little ability to detect past employers who have been omitted from the employment application.

Those seeking information from a past employer run into various time-consuming obstacles such as unavailability of correct personnel, completion of release forms, restricted hours to obtain information and slow response efforts by the provider.

"Informal" sharing of information and networking can create greater legal exposure, and may not satisfy increasing due diligence obligations because of lack of documentation.