New York City Prohibits Employers from Asking About Salary History

Just like the “Ban the Box” movement a new bill is being passed in several cities and states that ban employers from asking job applicants about previous wages earned. The New York law signed by City Mayor Bill de Blasio on May 4th will prohibit employers from asking a job applicant about their salary history…

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Employers Permissible Purpose for Using Background Checks

When employers engage a third party company to conduct employment background checks the first question that should be asked by the vendor, what is your permissible purpose for pulling these reports? The only logical answer is for employment purposes, however employers also feel that they can “double dip” if you will and use the reports…

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5 Items to Include in your Background Screening Policy for 2017

1. Ban the Box Compliance – It’s only a matter of time before every employer nationwide must adhere to ban the box regulations, be proactive and add this to your screening policy. 2. Social Medial Searches – employers are now screening applicant’s social media profiles as part of the screening process. There are certain parameters…

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Connecticut Jumps on the “Ban the Box” Bandwagon

Connecticut has become the latest state to implement statewide legislation banning employers from asking job applicants about previous criminal activity “at the onset of the employment process”. The new law which is titled “An Act Concerning Fair Chance Employment” Public Act No. 1t6-83 states that employers may still conduct criminal background checks, however this may…

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Top 4 Background Screening Trends for 2017

1. “Ban the Box” is here to stay It’s only a matter of time when employers will have to completely do away with the question on an employment application inquiring about previous criminal convictions. Currently over 100 jurisdictions and the federal government recognize “Ban the Box”, employers should be proactive and jump on the bandwagon!…

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New LA City Fair Chance Act Aims To Help Ex-Felons

As a way to help ex- felons obtain jobs, avoid relapse, and allow them to integrate successfully back into the job market; L.A is considering proposed law that will bar employers from asking applicants for their criminal history on applications. Similar legislation has been passed in more than 50 cities and states, such as Boston…

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New I-9 Form is Coming, Be Prepared…

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released an update version of the form I-9. Pursuant to federal law immigration, employers MUST maintain a compliant properly completed form I-9 for ALL employees hired in the U.S. after November 6, 1986. The new form which takes effect on January 22, 2017 has added the following…

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