Employers Choice Screening wishes you and your family a safe Thanksgiving weekend filled with fun and delicious food! We are very thankful for your support and loyalty, this year and always.
In observance of the upcoming holiday, our office will be closed on Thursday, November 23, 2017 and Friday, November 24, 2017. Clients may still access our background screening platform during this time to place orders and review completed reports.
The state of California has passed "ban the box" for all employers of organizations with five or more employees. Assembly Bill 1008, which amends the FEHA to add a new government code section 12952, will restrict employers from utilizing applicant's conviction records in making an employment decision. AB 1008 includes a "ban the box" provision, and an exclusion against considering criminal convictions history until a conditional job offer has been made. Read More
Trends that seems to be following "ban the box" laws are questions pertaining to previous compensation for job applications that are now being prohibited. This means that employers are no longer allowed to ask job applicants about previous wages that they have earned throughout their professional career. On October 13, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 168 (AB 168), which would restrict employers' usage of salary history (including both compensation and benefits) for determining an applicant's candidacy for employment opportunities with their organization.Read More
Employers want to ensure they are doing some form of "screening" either because they are obligated to do so due to a contract or they have a policy stating background checks are used in making a hiring decision. A major misconception in our industry is what employers think they are receiving when conducting instant employment background checks. Their understanding is that they can search the entire country and get reliable accurate public record information instantly. This is absolutely false, and we will discuss four mistakes employers make when opting for instant employment background checks as opposed to a thorough screening procedure. Read More
Employers Choice Screening is a multi-certified, national employment background screening and compliance training company. We welcome the opportunity to work with chief procurement officers and diversity supply chain procurement managers to bid on RFPs and respond to RFQs for employment background screening, drug testing, and mandated employee compliance training services. Read More
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