A2Z Field Serivces (A2ZFS) has issued requirements for background checks which now name Contractors as employees”
RELEASE OF INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYMENT PURPOSES
Background Screening Disclosure
I hereby authorize A2Z Field Services and its designated agents and representatives to conduct a comprehensive review of my background through a consumer report and/or an investigative consumer report to be generated for employment, promotion, reassignment or retention as an employee [Bold added by Author]. I understand that the scope of the consumer report/investigative consumer report may include, but is not limited to, the following areas: names and dates of previous/current employment, work experience, criminal history records (from local, state, federal, international and other law enforcement agencies’ records), sexual offender’s lists, wants and warrants records, and license verification.
In typical knee jerk reaction, we are seeing more and more Prime Vendors holding US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Marketing and Management (M&M) Contracts jumping the gun to look good for their fellow National Association of Mortgage Field Service (NAMFS) Members. In the aforementioned case, A2ZFS has now named Contractors as employees.
If A2ZFS’ position is that this is a typo, then the information they have soliciated was under false pretenses in my opinion. This is why REGULATION is needed in the Property Preservation Industry. Daily, now, Prime Vendors along with National, Regional and Otherwise Unspecified Order Mills are making up the rules as they go along. Many of the rules they are making up; many of the latest demands are both unconstitutional and boarder upon the illegal.
If A2ZFS and other US Government Awardees wanted the attention of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the US Department of Labor‘s (DoL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) they damn sure have it now! Can’t have the cake and eat it too! You want to crucify and backbill Contractors for mistakes for bullshit; however, now you have a huge legal mess and it is your own doing!