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NEW Louisiana State Legislation- Personal Online Account Privacy Protection Act

May 29, 2014 | Doreen Koronios
On May 27th, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed HB 340, the Personal Online Account Privacy Protection Act.   The act will prohibit employers and schools...
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Rochester City Council Votes Unanimously to “Ban the Box”

May 27, 2014 | Doreen Koronios
The new law affects both public and private employees with four or more employees.   The Rochester "Ban the Box" legislation mandates that the question...
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And the “Ban the Box” Movement Continues…..City of Baltimore Adopts “Ban the Box” Legislation for Private Employers

May 20, 2014 | Doreen Koronios
 On May 15, 2014, the City of Baltimore, Maryland, became the tenth U.S. jurisdiction to "ban the box" by passing legislation restricting private employers from...
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State of Delaware Enacts “Ban the Box” Legislation for Public Employers

May 15, 2014 | Doreen Koronios
On May 8th, the state of Delaware enacted H.B. 167, which will prohibit public employers from inquiring into an applicant’s criminal and credit histories prior...
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Has your background screening vendor been sued by the FTC and/or the EEOC or involved in a class action lawsuit due to bad business practices?

May 13, 2014 | Doreen Koronios
It is NEVER a good practice to use databases as the sole source of criminal history information when conducting background checks on employees and applicants....
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Maryland Adopts “Ban the Box” Law for Public Employers Only

May 9, 2014 | Doreen Koronios
Maryland is now the ninth state to join the nationwide effort to “ban the box,” removing questions about criminal history from state job applications and...
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New “Ban the Box” Legislation Brewing in Delaware and New York City

May 3, 2014 | Doreen Koronios
In an effort to reduce recidivism and give everyone a fair chance at employment, “Ban the Box” legislation is pending for the State of Delaware...
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Nebraska Becomes 11th State to Adopt Ban the Box Legislation

May 2, 2014 | Doreen Koronios
Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman recently signed a significant criminal justice reform bill that includes a “ban the box” fair-hiring provision, making Nebraska the 11th state...
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City of Indianapolis Passes new “Ban the Box” Legislation

May 2, 2014 | Doreen Koronios
The City of Indianapolis has enacted a “Ban the Box” Ordinance, effective June 4, 2014. The Ordinance makes it illegal to ask applicants about prior...
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