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Employer Alert – Philadelphia “Ban the Box” Amendments To Go Into Effect On March 14, 2016
Employer Alert – Philadelphia “Ban the Box” Amendments to Go into Effect on March 14, 2016 https://t.co/raJdGO4OXt pic.twitter.com/Ygjcknihzo
— FYI Screening (@fyiscreening) March 1, 2016
Employers Running Background Checks: Top 10 Tips to Avoid Legal Trouble
Employers Running Background Checks: Top 10 Tips to Avoid Legal Trouble http://t.co/ZJp4TL9tzD pic.twitter.com/CwORa9VeEZ
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7 Privacy Rights You’re Losing At Work
“The workplace is becoming ever more micro-managed at the expense of personal privacy. Here are just a few examples of how these protections we used to take for granted have been taken away in recent years.” – marketwatch.com
Background Checks For Consumer Safety (pdf)
Testimony of Lucia Bone (@SueWeaverCAUSE) before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Workforce Protections. Sue Weaver CAUSE is a nonprofit, founded in memory of Lucia Bone’s sister, Sue Weaver. Promoting background checks for consumer safety. – SueWeaverCAUSE.org
Home Depot Becomes Latest Retailer Sued for Violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act
“The employment application process has become increasingly complex and a growing source of litigation for retailers and other employers. Home Depot Inc. was recently slapped with a lawsuit alleging that the behemoth retailer runs background checks on employees and job applicants without properly notifying them or providing copies of the reports before taking adverse action against them over the reports’ findings.” – fashioncounsel.com
Background Screening Report Reveals Retail Industry Trends
“The report takes an in-depth look at retailers’ background check habits including what checks are run, what positions are screened and how retailers are reacting to EEOC guidance and ban-the-box laws. Retailers were asked to rank their various reasons for performing background checks, showing that safety is their biggest concern.” – lpportal.com
1. Safer work environment
2. Hire better employees
3. Customer safety
4. Shrink reduction
5. Protect brand and image
Crime Victims, Small Businesses Blast EEOC’s Background Checks Guidance
“Small businesses contend the EEOC’s guidance on using criminal background checks is so confusing that they could still be sued by the agency even if they tried to follow it.” – bizjournals.com
Want To Read Uber’s Background Check Policy?
“The background check process for drivers working for the popular ridesharing app Uber has been in the news lately. The $17 billion startup has been plagued by accusations that safety is not enough of a priority. Uber recently announced that it would subject itself to an audit, to be carried out by former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani.” – uber.com
Illinois Joins Other States Restricting Employer Use Of Criminal Background Checks
“Illinois now joins increasingly numerous jurisdictions that restrict employers’ use of criminal background checks in hiring. More specifically, in restricting employers’ use of criminal history, Illinois joins Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Rhode Island, plus numerous municipalities including Baltimore, Philadelphia, Seattle, Buffalo, Newark, San Francisco and Louisville.” – seyfarth.com
Meet the Online Tracking Device That is Virtually Impossible to Block
“A new, extremely persistent type of online tracking is shadowing visitors to thousands of top websites, from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn.com.” -propublica.org
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What Employers Need to Know About Conducting Criminal Background Checks in Massachusetts
Littler Mendelson, the nation’s largest employment and labor law firm, has an important update for Massachusetts employers conducting background checks:
Massachusetts Employers Face New Obligations When Conducting Background Checks Involving Criminal History Records
Effective May 4, 2012, the Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) Reform Act (the Act), which was enacted in August 2010 with the controversial “ban the box” legislation, will significantly change the way employers access, use, and maintain information obtained through the Commonwealth’s CORI system. The Act will allow all employers access to a new online records system, but also imposes obligations on employers that acquire criminal history information from private sources, such as consumer reporting agencies (background report vendors such as FYI Screening). Employers should review their hiring and background check policies now to determine whether any updates are necessary.
2010 CORI Reform Explained: How the law is changing, and when. (pdf)
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