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Ban The Box

The state of Illinois joins the wave of banning the box.  Governor Pat Quinn signed the  initiative into law, which is intended to help ex-offenders applying for jobs in the private sector.  Employers and employment agencies must now hold off on criminal background checks until after applicants are deemed qualified for the job in question.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), which was enacted in 1970, is pretty cut and dry when it comes to the use of adverse action notices.  Though there have been revisions along the way, it is surprising when you come across a company that is doing it wrong.  Whether they are doing it intentionally or by accident is something for the courts to decide, and landing in court is an increasingly common scenario.

Helping the Convicted Find Work

Ex-cons in Tennessee might soon find it easier to get a job.  The new Tennessee Negligent Hiring and Retention law went into effect on July 1.  Under the law, ex-offenders will be able to petition a judge for a “certificate of employability,” which says they are rehabilitated and ready to return to the workforce.   In return, employers who hire those with the certificates will be protected from liability suits if one of the formerly incarcerated employees assaults a co-worker.

Employment Background Investigations, Inc. will be exhibiting at the 66th Annual SHRM Conference and Expo, the world’s largest HR conference, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida from June 22-24.

The 120,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall will welcome over 14,000 Human Resources Professionals and 600 exhibitors. This year’s conference will feature keynote speakers Robin Roberts, Laura Bush, David Novak and Tom Friedman. Country Music star Tim McGraw will be the Tuesday night entertainment.

Are They Asking for the Right Solution?

You might be dreaming of those lazy, hazy days of summer, but for millions of kids across the country the next two and a half months are all about swimming in lakes, trying their hand at things like archery and singing around campfires.  It’s the stuff great childhood memories are made of.