EBI has compiled the following recent legislative alerts that may impact your hiring selection and screening processes. Don't hesitate to contact us about how these might affect your current background screening or drug testing programs.
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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.
Is the Ice Cream Man Dangerous?
Does the ice cream man need a background check? In this day and age, there are many who think it’s a very good idea.
Los Angeles County might mandate fingerprinting and a criminal background check for anyone who sells products directly to unsupervised children.
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.
More Ban The Box
If you employ four or more employees within the city of Rochester, New York, you will soon be required to “Ban the Box”… and that goes for public and private employers alike.
Just how important is education verification? Unfortunately, in today’s world, it is essential. Google “fake degree” and hundreds of sites promising diplomas and transcripts pop up. Choose your school and your degree and you are ready to go!