The Chicago Tribune recently reported new legislation approved by the Illinois Senate geared toward increasing safety among workers in group home settings. Known as Paul’s Law, the legislation is named for 42 year-old Paul …READ MORE
Mendoza’s AB 22 Bill Heads to Senate Rules Committee.
California assemblymember Tony Mendoza’s third attempt at legislation targeting pre-employment credit checks, AB 22, is on its way to the Senate Rules Committee in an attempt to …
We’ve written frequently in our blog about the importance of complying with—and understanding—federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) laws for pre-employment screening. Failing to comply puts your company at risk and could cost you—big.
One of …READ MORE
Substance abuse is a widespread problem that affects society and the workplace alike. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports the following alarming statistics about substance abuse in the workplace:
77% of illicit drug …READ MORE
The recently announced Philadelphia law, which will go into effect on July 17th, 2011 will “ban the box” on employment applications. The “box” in question is the question commonly found on employment applications that asks …READ MORE
Pre-employment screening is commonly used by employers as a way to predict how well-suited an individual is for a particular role. And while a common belief is that employers would want to know everything they …READ MORE
As a business owner or hiring manager, you’re likely already using employment background checks or have at least considered using them to screen your applicants and employees. One reason employers neglect to background check their …READ MORE
The recent story of a school district employee hired with a rape allegation on his record is enough to make us all cringe. We see the headlines and wonder how someone like this can pass …READ MORE