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…

Top 5 Reasons How Employers Violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act

Now more than even employers must adhere to specific federal and state laws when conducting employment background checks. There has been an increase in class action lawsuits brought against employers for violating such laws, specifically the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). We wanted to highlight 5 reasons how employers can easily fall prey to noncompliance:…

“Career Plaintiff” sets up Employers who violate the FCRA

A Wisconsin man has threatened to sue over 46 companies that had elected to perform an employment background check on him as part of the hiring process.  Cory Groshek, 33, of Green Bay has applied to over 562 jobs in an 18-month span, one of which included Time Warner Cable.  In January of 2015 Cory…

12 Crucial Components Every Human Resources Professional Must Know About Employment Background Screening

Number 1 – It starts with the Policy! As with any company procedure, a nondiscriminatory background screening policy is mandatory to deter any claims of discrimination brought against the company. The background screening policy will help employers with the following: Reduce claims of discriminatory treatment brought by applicants who have not passed the employment background…