State Legislatures Begin to Focus on Salary History

January 10, 2019 | posted in: Background Check Requirements, Human Resources, Legislation | by

Share: (via NAPBS) Recently, several state legislatures have introduced bills that seek to prohibit employers from seeking or inquiring about an applicant’s past salary history. The intent of these bills is to prevent wage discrimination between workers who perform equal job functions, namely workers of opposite sexes.  Under many current state laws, employers may justify..

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Employers Use of Background Check Reports and Limitations on Use

January 10, 2019 | posted in: Criminal Record Policy | by

Share: Are you an employer that conducts pre-employment background checks for new hires, or maybe background checks for existing employees for promotion, reassignment or retention purposes? Ever randomly wonder if you can use that report and information in it for a purpose other than employment screening? The short answer is, no. The FTC recently posted on..

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Global Security Search

January 10, 2019 | posted in: Company Updates | by

Share: The Global Security Search, which was released earlier this year, has officially replaced the old Homeland Security Search, which is being discontinued. What this means is that you will be getting over 1,000 more sources than were previously being searched. This will not change your pricing and all other aspects of your reports will..

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Two FCRA Class Action Claims

January 10, 2019 | posted in: Adverse Action | by

Share: The Superior Court of California of Los Angeles is processing to two class action suits. Both are reminders of the importance to develop and maintain proper procedures under the FCRA guidelines for both CRA’s and employers. If you do not have a procedure for Adverse Action in place, please contact us. We can handle..

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New Legislation on the Use of Credit Reports

January 10, 2019 | posted in: Credit Reports | by

Share: Just before the holidays Senator Elizabeth Warren introduced a bill that would prohibit the use of credit reports for hiring and adverse action decisions. See the full bill (S. 1837) and more information here.

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An EEOC/FTC Guide to Background Checks

January 10, 2019 | posted in: Background Check Requirements | by

Share: During the hiring process, keeping stride with current regulation and compliance can be difficult especially for smaller businesses. There are many considerations including: equality, authorization to release information, adverse action, and record maintenance. Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Federal Trade Commission jointly published a quick guide for using background checks for..

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Incorrect Reporting? – Meyer and the National Tenant Network

January 10, 2019 | posted in: Background Check Requirements | by

Share: In a recent case in San Francisco, Harold Meyer claimed that National Tenant Network supplied an incorrect sex offender report to both his employer and landlord and then refused to provide him with a copy of the report. Because of the negative information in the report, Mr. Meyer was denied employment and residency. There are two..

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New Compliance Initiative Takes Effect 12/1/15

January 10, 2019 | posted in: Adverse Action, Ban the Box | by

Share: To Our Clients & Partners: In keeping with our dedication to compliance, and due to the recent increase in litigation against employers and CRAs, we will be enacting a new Compliance Initiative which requires some changes to our reporting. Effective December 1, 2015, we will no longer be reporting cases with a disposition of..

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Can hiring ex-offenders make a business more profitable?

January 10, 2019 | posted in: Adverse Action | by

Share: A recent article in The Guardian asks this question. EEOC guidance on hiring individuals with a criminal record states that the record must be considered in context. This may be one reason for that line of thinking: more than 65 million people in the United States have a criminal record, and 600,000 inmates are released..

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New York City: New Guidance Issued for Fair Chance Act

January 10, 2019 | posted in: Adverse Action | by

Share: According to an advisory released by NAPBS, New York City’s Commission on Human Rights has issued updated legal guidance in regards to compliance with the Fair Chance Act and the NYC Human Rights Law. The guidance specifically states that “inquiring” includes conducting a criminal background check (either by the employer or a third party screening..

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