Compliance and Legislation, red flags, candidate background check

Candidate Background Check Red Flags

If there is one overarching reason why employers conduct background checks, it’s to discover “red flags” about prospecti...

Compliance and Legislation, north carolina, certificate of relief

North Carolina Amends Certificate of Relief Law

On June 25, 2018, Governor Roy Cooper signed House Bill 774, which expands Certificate of Relief. The North Carolina Cer...

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Compliance and Legislation, salary history, hawaii

Hawaii Bans Employers from Asking about Salary History

On July 5, 2018, Governor David Y. Ige signed Senate Bill 2351 which prohibits Hawaii employers from asking job applican...

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Compliance and Legislation, Massachusetts, criminal history background, restrictions

Massachusetts Criminal Justice Reform Law Amends Ban-the-Box Policy

Governor Charlie Baker signed the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Reform Law on April 13, 2018 which places further restr...

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Compliance and Legislation, background check, Criminal History, Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma State University Faculty Members Are Split on New Background Check Policies

Oklahoma State University recently adopted a new employee background check policy and faculty members aren’t too pleased...

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Compliance and Legislation, EEOC

Is the EEOC’s Guidance on use of background checks for employment in jeopardy?

In 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued guidance regarding the use of arrest or conviction ...

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Compliance and Legislation, background check, Criminal History, Spokane

City of Spokane Enacts Fair Chance Ordinance

On November 27, 2017, the City of Spokane City Council passed a new ordinance that prohibits private sector employers fr...

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Compliance and Legislation, Vermont, social media checks

Vermont Restricts Employer Access to Social Media Accounts

Under newly adopted 21 V.S.A. § 495k (b), an employer may not require, request, or coerce an employee or applicant to do...

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Compliance and Legislation, criminal background check, ban the box, Kansas

City of Kansas City, MO Bans the Box and More

The ordinance applies to any person employing six or more employees and employment agencies. The ordinance excludes “pos...

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Compliance and Legislation, virginia, adoption

Virginia House of Delegates Passes New Background Check Law for Adoptions

Virginia legislators recently voted their approval of three new bills related to adoption. One of the bills would ramp u...

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