FCRA Class Action Lawsuits

FCRA Class Action Lawsuits: How Employers Avoid Technical Violations Trending in the background screening industry, companies are being targeted for FCRA class action lawsuits due to technical violations and minor discrepancies with big payouts. Recently, there have been an unsettling number of FCRA class action lawsuits based primarily on technical violations of the Fair Credit […]

Marijuana Screening Regulations – Massachusetts

Massachusetts Recreational Pot Regulations Published On March 23rd, 2018, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (“CCC”) filed recreational marijuana regulations with the Massachusetts Secretary of State.  These regulations are effective upon publication. While the new regulations do cover a lot of information, employers in the state may still be frustrated because they lack clarity on a […]

California Ban-the-Box Regulatory Updates

California Ban-the-Box Regulatory Updates A few years ago, California adopted ban-the-box for government employees.  This year with the passage and signing of AB1008, ban-the-box now applies to all employers in the State of California with more than 5 employees.  The provisions of this new law are not beyond the norm for the typical ban-the-box. The […]

Need to Knows in Background Screening Compliance

  Need to Knows in Background Screening Compliance A Webinar Series Join us for our next webinar series! We will dive into the following topics in their own 1 hour long SHRM and HRCI certified webinars. Qualified attendees can apply these webinars to their recertification credits through both SHRM and HRCI! Background Screening Compliance & […]

USCIS Form I-9 Revisions Effective September 17 2017

  USCIS Form I-9 Revisions Coming This September   The USCIS has a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification that has been now been released. As of September 17, 2017, employers must use the revised form showing the revision date of 07/17/17N. Until then, employers can continue to use the previous version dated 11/14/2016N, […]

Salary History Ban in Massachusetts, California, New York City, & More

Asking About Salary History in Your Hiring Process? This Practice May Soon Become Illegal If you currently ask about salary history in your interviews, you are not alone. In fact, a woman I know who is job hunting recently told me that in a phone interview she felt the need to lie about her salary […]

NYC Employment Law Updates Income Verification

NYC Law Updates for Pre-Employment Salary History New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed Int 1253-2016, a bill prohibiting employers from inquiring about a prospective employee’s salary history until a formal offer of employment including salary has been made. The bill easily passed the New York City Council earlier this month on a […]

HUD Criminal Screening Creates FHA Disparate Impact Violations

Instant Tenant Screens? SLOW DOWN! The paradigm shift of property managers utilizing instant applicant screening With new guidance from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for compliance with the Fair Housing Act (FHA), instant applicant screens are coming under fire. HUD’s guidance has pointed out how a mismanaged background screening process can have […]

Employment Melting POT

Employment Melting POT Marijuana, an increasingly present component of the public consciousness, continues to grow like a weed in the work place. This is confronting employers with difficult questions on permissible areas of inquiry for both potential and current employees. From topics of presidential debates to the now infamous “HOLLYWEED” sign, we see issues surrounding […]