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.
Posts Tagged: criminal background check
Our new infographic provides a clear path that allows employers to avoid negative consequences and potentially even identify excellent employees among ex-offenders.
The BMW case demonstrates how the EEOC requires employers to treat everyone the same but assess them individually in terms of criminal background.
Today’s reality may be that you will hire, or have already hired, an applicant with a criminal record. Consider some key points when hiring ex-offenders.
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 »
Your organization’s success hinges on its ability to hire the right people in the right roles. Here, we offer 4 key success factors.
We spend a lot of time writing and talking about the best practices for using background screening to help select the most qualified applicants for your job openings, and to evaluate employees for a change in status. But sometimes it helps to hear what NOT to do. We have observed and heard about many things… Read more »
“Innocent until proven guilty” is the cornerstone of our criminal justice system. Our courts have spent a lot of time defining what constitutes proof, but the basic point is clear. The same principle applies to the difference between arrest records and convictions as applied to employment decisions under EEOC guidance: “The fact that an individual… Read more »
There’s no doubt that the most important thing about background screening is to get the accurate, relevant information you need to make good employment decisions. But even if we take this central goal as a given, the method you use to get the information can have a big impact on your direct cost, staff productivity,… Read more »
So, you want to know if your prospective employee has a criminal past? Looking into the criminal history of job applicants is a smart hiring practice. Given the high proportion of adult Americans with criminal records (the National Employment Law Project estimates 1 in four adults has a record of some kind), it is likely… Read more »