When you feel you should deny an employment opportunity to a job applicant on the basis of information uncovered in a background report, the process can feel daunting. One false step could result in unintentional discrimination and can even land you in court. A wave of recent lawsuits show that trial lawyers have learned how… Read more »
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Employment screening is a simple concept. The idea is to check the background of the candidates you are interested in hiring before a final hiring decision is made. Screening is typically performed late in the hiring process, applicable to candidates who have met other hiring criteria and are in the final running for a position…. Read more »
We often field questions about employment screening from our HR clients, and we want to take this opportunity to answer some of the more common and important ones. 1. What is the difference between a primary source search and a database search (mainly in the context of criminal records)? A primary source search involves going… Read more »
Below we present the most widely read content from our blog this year. Leading the way are some articles on the latest background check protocols and drug screening issues. This makes sense as screening at hiring and screening to identify the highest (or lowest) performing staff are two keys to managing your human capital risk…. Read more »
Every HR manager has to make hiring decisions, and most of them use employment background checks to help ensure the decisions are the right ones. However, not every hiring manager knows the most important factors that affect how the background screening process works, or how it is limited. Here are 5 things to know that… Read more »
As part of its Fair Practices Ordinance, Protections Against Unlawful Discrimination, Philadelphia has enacted a measure that limits employers’ use of credit history in making employment decisions about applicants or employees. The law is effective as of July 7, 2016. We are used to hearing about jurisdictions adopting a Ban the Box law to restrict… Read more »
The idea of getting employers to hire more ex-offenders has gained a lot of momentum over the past few years. From the Federal Department of Justice and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on down through states and local governments, employment laws and rules have been adopted to limit discrimination against job candidates who have a… Read more »
New rules and regulations are surfacing that make it more important than ever to understand your rights and responsibilities as an employer when it comes to fairness and compliance in the hiring process.
H.R.3470 The Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act would prohibit federal agencies and federal contractors from making a request for or use of the criminal history of a job applicant until after the conditional offer of employment. Find out the latest here.
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 »