When employers elect to utilize results of an employment background check in making a hiring decision, they must follow federal law to ensure they are not violating consumer protection rights. The FCRA specifically states that employers must provide a copy of the background screening report, and written description of the applicant’s rights under the FCRA before taking adverse action.

Any seasoned or fairly new human resource professional will tell you their main purpose or duty is to enforce policies and procedures as well as stay compliant with changing laws affecting their industry. There are three major movements that have evolved into laws affecting employers in almost every state. These movements are known as "Ban-the-Box" or Fair Chance Act laws, Equal Pay Act, and Salary History Bans.

Employers Choice Screening had the opportunity to attend the 2018 NAPBS Annual Conference held in Baltimore, Maryland (MD) this month. This year's theme was “Passport to the World,” which addresses the shift in employers’ need to screen applicants on a global level.

This complimentary webinar addressed tips for navigating through city, county, and state Ban-the-Box laws; Individualized Assessments (to determine suitability for employment), how to handle previous wages earned, and how employers balance state marijuana laws vs. federal laws.
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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