We're here to dispel some rumors.
Once you’re allowed to ask applicants/new employees about criminal history, what exactly do you say? If you ask whether the individual has ever been convicted of a “felony or misdemeanor,” you may be missing out on crimes committed in New Jersey.
Unless your company is already abiding by ban-the-box laws and best practices, there’s a high likelihood that your application asks whether the applicant has ever been convicted of a crime, and for a description or explanation of the crime.
If the FCRA is the granddaddy of all the laws and regulations regarding background checks, the EEOC’s 2012 background screening guidance is probably the great-uncle that you really need to get to know better.
When it comes to background checks, there’s a whole litany of laws, guidances and regulations you need to be aware of. But the granddaddy of them all is the Fair Credit Reporting Act, aka the FCRA.
A federal district court judge ruled on Monday that Philadelphia’s ban on salary history inquiries violates Freedom of Speech.
Effective October 13, 2018, employers in Massachusetts face new restrictions on how to inquire about prior criminal records.
We speak with Matt Robbins about the state of background checks in the retail industry.
We answer common questions about the GDPR, which goes into effect in the EU on May 25.
We're asking for a lot of personal information, and you want to be sure that we're going to use it responsibly.