Legal Alert: House Passes Bill to Ban Credit Reports for Employment Purposes

The House Committee on Financial Services took a big step towards prohibiting employers from using credit reports as part of the employment background check, unless required by law or for a national security clearance.   

Tip of the Month: 5 Ways to Get the Most out of your Background Screening Program

Employers that hire for a multitude of positions really need to take a step back and evaluate what type of searches are appropriate for each job they are trying to fill. By conducting a credit report on the staff accountant as oppose to the delivery driver 

Blog: Top 4 Ways Employers Can Tackle Recreational Marijuana Laws

Illinois is the most recent state to pass legislation legalizing the use of cannabis starting January 1 st of 2020. Illinois joins 9 other states along Washington DC in protecting employees from discipline for non-work marijuana use  

This complimentary webinar discussed the good, bad, and ugly of employment background checks. Specifically what employers should be mindful of when conducting new hire background checks. Current trends including Ban The Box / Fair Chance Acts, Salary History Bans, Social Media Searches, and Compliant Disclosure / Authorizations are addressed. Employers of any size and location will benefit from the information provided in this webinar.
If you are performing background checks on new hires, there are strict rules that govern what information you can request. Many states prohibit asking about an applicant’s past salary history, and you must know how this law affects your company. We have created a comprehensive, detailed, and easy to understand guide that explains how this law affects your hiring practices, and what you need to do to remain in compliance.
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