The 50th state in the union has passed a law prohibiting employers from inquiring about applicants’ previous wages earned. On Thursday, July 5, 2018, Hawaii Governor David Y. Ige signed into law Senate Bill 2351, which generally prohibits Hawaii employers from asking applicants about their compensation history. This SB 2351 legislature, like so many others nationwide, found that pay disparity persists between men and women who do similar work.

When CRAs perform employment and/or education verification, they validate and verify what the applicant is claiming either on a resume or employment application. Once the CRA has the information needed to be verified, they will then contact either the educational institution(s) or employers to provide verification. Employers must bear in mind that these types of verification will incur third-party verification fees.

More and more employers are starting to move toward a “continuous criminal monitoring” model as part of their ongoing duties to promote a safe and profitable workplace. Being notified once a current employee has either been involved in any criminal or financial cases is vital to an employer. Continuous criminal monitoring can alert the Human Resources department, predict potential risks from staff, and reduce the prevalence of insider threats.
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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