Corra Group Prepares Its Staff for the Autumn Production Season for the Entertainment Industry

Mon, October 12th, 2015 - 9:08 am - By Gordon Basichis

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Corra Group Prepares Its Staff for the Autumn Production Season for the Entertainment Industry

Corra Group is increasing its resources to meet the demands of the autumn production season for the entertainment and media industry. Typically, television production companies and advertising agencies, especially, will start their development for the forthcoming broadcast seasons or for various advertising campaigns.

“This is one of the times of the year when film, television, new media, and advertising agencies contact us for background checks that are relevant to their industries,” said Corra Group Co-Founder, Gordon Basichis. “The production houses are preparing their reality shows, especially, and the advertising agencies are interviewing talent for major television, radio, and digital commercials. Let’s face it, the last thing they need is a nut job on one of their shows. And I don’t say this to be glib. It has actually happened before.

“We are discussing with current clients and new prospects what they see as their background searching needs for the coming season. Since I have a show business background, I am always happy to talk with ad and production people. But Corra Group is making sure its newer employees are trained in the particulars of the entertainment and advertising industries.”

Basichis pointed out with Corra Group headquartered in El Segundo, it naturally has entreaties from production houses in Hollywood. He noted they also have clients, in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and Miami.

“Recently, we provided background checks to production companies in the United Kingdom,” said Basichis. “Our main contact there told us they had other projects in pre-production and are preparing them for the new fall season.”

Basichis explained that with show business and advertising, there is no one size fits all for background searches. Each medium may have special needs, and each projection needs a particular entertainment package of background checks.

“We offer several background screening packages for the entertainment and media industry,” said Basichis. We also can customize packages so we are addressing the specific needs of any production or ad campaign. And then, of course, we offer comprehensive employment screening packages for in-house hires.

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Corra Group Now Listed with Quick Transport Solutions

Wed, October 7th, 2015 - 8:32 am - By Gordon Basichis

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For those conducting background checks for  employment screening in the trucking and transportation industry, please note that Corra Group is now listed  on the Quick Transport Solutions website.

Corra Group provides a complete range of trucking background checks for Department of Transportation, DOT, compliance standards.  These background searches include Motor Vehicle Records Searches, MVRS, DOT Drug Testing,  DOT Employment Verification, PSP Reports, and Criminal Records Searches.

Hurricane Joaquin to Cause Possible Court Delays on East Coast

Fri, October 2nd, 2015 - 8:48 am - By Gordon Basichis

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If you are conducting county civil records or criminal records background checks for employment screening purposes, please be aware that there may be delays due to Hurricane Joaquin thatis threatening the East Coast of the United States.


We would like to take this opportunity to notify you of possible search delays along the East Coast that may occur throughout the next week as a result of Hurricane Joaquin.


Minor delays may occur for some searches.  Corra Group will be sure to return results as expeditiously as possible.


If you should have any questions or concerns, please contact our Client Service Department

Some Guidelines for New York City Compliance Mandates for Employment Screening

Thu, October 1st, 2015 - 9:53 am - By Gordon Basichis

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Pam Devata, of the employment law firm Seyfarth Shaw, has published a white paper offering guidelines on the updated New York City compliance mandates for employment screening processes in that city.  It is a most informative document, one that may have significant impact on your hiring process and your disclosure forms.

We urge everyone to review the document.  Any questions, we suggest you contact Pam.



By: Pamela Q. Devata, Cameron A. Smith, Courtney Stieber, and Samuel Sverdlov

Earlier this year, the New York City Council passed two laws which place limitations on an employer’s ability to use background checks including credit checks (otherwise known as consumer reports) in employment decisions: the Fair Chance Act (“FCA”) and the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act (“SCDEA”). (For more information on either of these laws, please see our previous blogs here, here, here and here.)

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