Background Check Requirements

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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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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Global Security Search

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 stay..

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Employers Use of Background Check Reports and Limitations on Use

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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State Legislatures Begin to Focus on Salary History

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 a..

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Spokeo v. Robins: Supreme Court Decision Announced

Share:Spokeo v. Robins has been a closely-followed case among background screening companies because of the potential ramifications of the claims made in the lawsuit. Thomas Robins discovered that his Spokeo profile contained inaccurate information about him and filed suit alleging that Spokeo had willfully failed to comply with the FCRA. The Supreme Court announced its..

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New York City: New Guidance Issued for Fair Chance Act

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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The Value of Background Checks—A Legally Compliant Screening Program

Share:(This post was written by Montserrat Miller, a partner at Arnall Golden Gregory in Washington, D.C.) The Affordable Care Act provides grants to states to implement background check programs for prospective long-term-care employees in settings such as nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospices. The grant program, known as the National Background Check Program (NBCP),..

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Can hiring ex-offenders make a business more profitable?

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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