Posts By: Michael Gaul

Public Policy to Employer: Hire More Ex-Offenders

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Make no mistake about it: employment law aims to get employers to hire ex-offenders. At the Federal level, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) combine for a one-two punch that targets the outcomes of hiring as well as the hiring process itself.

NYC Offers Employer Guidance (and Threatens Stiff Fines) on the Use of Credit History in Employment Decisions

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In what is being called “the strictest anti-discrimination law of its kind in the country prohibiting discriminatory employment credit checks,” New York City’s Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act (“SCDEA”) is in effect as of September 3, 2015.

Hiring the Right People [Slideshow]

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Finding the right people to hire for your organization requires a hiring approach that is fair to applicants and delivers the best employees possible to the organization. At every step in the hiring process, and particularly in background screening, HR managers should address the threats of risk directly. Our latest slideshow looks at key concepts… Read more »

NYC Extends ‘Ban the Box’ to Private Businesses

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New York City has had a Ban the Box type ordinance in place for city employees since 2011, and on June 10th an overwhelming majority of the City Council passed a version of the law to cover private employers with 4 or more employees as well. With this law, NYC joins over 100 cities and… Read more »