The New York City Council passed a bill last month that would prohibit employers in the city from testing job applicants for Marijuana as a condition for employment. The bill introduced as No. 1445 passed by a 41 to 4 vote moves to reduce consequences for legal marijuana use, since the city urged the state to legalize recreational marijuana.

We should all learn an important lesson in the wake of the celebrity college cheating scam. Aside from the obvious egregious act of cheating and taking away a potential spot to a student that actually deserves to be admitted, an important take away is something we always stress to our clients “Trust, but verify your new hires”.

The first quarter of 2019 is already behind us if you can believe it! I love our industry because it doesn’t stay stagnant, in fact it’s very fluid with laws always changing (sometimes more than just once in a year). This means that as a company we have to stay ahead of the curve to not only navigate these compliance waters with our clients but also maintain strict procedures with state and federal regulators. 

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.
We provide workplace training to employees and supervisors on topics such as AB 1825, Conflict Resolution, Diversity & Inclusion, Substance Abuse Awareness, and Violence in the Workplace Prevention.

Schedule your training today and receive an exclusive promotion for mentioning that you are an Employers Choice Screening client.
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