The State of Illinois and City of Rochester N Y “Ban-the-Box”

June 20th, 2014

The State of Illinois and the City of Rochester N. Y. have joined the list of jurisdictions with “Ban-the-Box” restrictions that apply to private employers. Read the rest of this entry »

Wisconsin and Tennessee Restrict Employer Access to Personal Internet Accounts

May 22nd, 2014

Wisconsin and Tennessee join a growing list of states restricting employer requests for access to personal internet accounts. Read the rest of this entry »

New Baltimore “Ban-the-Box” Ordinance Applies to Private Employers

May 21st, 2014

Effective on August 13, 2014 employers with 10 or more full-time equivalent employees in the City of Baltimore will be prohibited from asking job seekers about their criminal record history until a conditional employment offer has been extended. Read the rest of this entry »

New Louisville & Indianapolis “Ban-the-Box” Ordinances Include Vendors

May 8th, 2014

Louisville & Indianapolis join a growing list of cities and counties with “Ban-the-Box” Ordinances that apply to private employers. The Louisville & Indianapolis ordinances do not ban background checks but restrict when an employer can inquire into an applicant’s criminal history. Read the rest of this entry »

New Georgia Law Aims to Reduce Employer Liability In Hiring Ex-Offenders

May 6th, 2014

According to Georgia Governor Nathan Deal’s press release, “The new Georgia law requires the Georgia Board of Corrections to create and implement a program and treatment completion certificate to assist adult offenders with re-entry into society upon release from prison. Read the rest of this entry »

Form I-9 Employee Information Sheet Released by USCIS

May 3rd, 2014

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released an Employee Information Sheet (M-1116) for the Form I-9. Read the rest of this entry »

Employee Background Check Forms & Procedures Attract Rash of Lawsuits

April 2nd, 2014

Canon Business Solutions, UBS Financial Services, Whole Foods Market and ClosetMaid have already made the news in 2014 by being sued for alleged violations of the FCRA. Read the rest of this entry »

San Francisco Ordinance Restricts Employer Use of Criminal History Information

April 2nd, 2014

Effective August 18, 2014 employers with 20 or more employees are restricted in their inquiry into and use of applicant criminal histories for positions located in San Francisco. Read the rest of this entry »

EEOC & FTC Issue Joint Employment Background Check Guidance

March 25th, 2014

A joint publication by the EEOC & FTC, Background Checks: What Employers Need to Know, reviews important employer requirements under federal law. Read the rest of this entry »

New California Law Restricts Employer Inquiries Into Sealed, Expunged or Dismissed Criminal Records

October 30th, 2013

Effective 1/1/2014 California will restrict most employer inquires into sealed, expunged or dismissed criminal records. Read the rest of this entry »