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 answer common questions about the GDPR, which goes into effect in the EU on May 25.
Effective June 7, 2018, employers in Washington are prohibited from asking about arrests or convictions before an applicant is determined "otherwise qualified" for a position.
The State of Texas vs. the EEOC has been decided. Read about the ruling and what it means for your hiring program.
Considering criminal records has been relegated until later in the hiring process.
Vermont enacts law restricting employer access to employee social media.