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  • April 02 Advocates of fair hiring say that "ban the box" laws aid individuals with criminal records in finding work. Some studies suggest that they may have the opposite effect.
  • March 31 Georgia is one step closer to rewriting its expungement laws thanks to the State Senate’s unanimous approval of a piece of reform legislation. The law, if passed, would make more ex-offenders in the state eligible to petition for expungement.
  • March 26 Advocacy for "second chance" policies have led to broad changes for employers, but landlords could see fundamental shifts, too. Is there a developing trend of disallowing tenant background checks? 
  • March 24

    Devising an internal policy for employee background checks is a hurdle that all organizations must face. Here’s how to balance your employment process with legal requirements.

  • March 24 Regarding background checks for actors, the process varies by production company, film, or even role. Lesser-known actors filling supporting roles or stepping in as extras may be subject to standard temporary worker background checks.
  • March 19

    With the growth of "ban the box" laws and the contraction of the labor pool, the modern workforce has changed. Ongoing monitoring solutions are a vital tool in this new environment.

  • March 17 Every organization must provide a safe environment for the people it employs and serves. One West Virginia church's extensive efforts showcase the importance of well-defined protocols in creating safer spaces.
  • March 17 Landlords use a variety of tools to vet rental applicants before offering them a lease agreement. We explore whether evictions appear on the criminal history reports often used by property managers.
  • March 12 Choosing to go beyond its legal requirements, UMD may soon require background checks for all positions in the university. Some opponents question the necessity for such a policy. 
  • March 10 Handing over your passport at United States border crossing is a standard part of entry procedures, but what can border agents do with that info? We investigate background checks at border control.