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An Employer’s Guide to Hiring Staff with A Criminal History

January 15, 2019 | Debbie Caporusso
As the regulations tighten around screening candidates who have been previously incarcerated and as employers look for ways to find good talent, a growing number...
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5 Background Check Standards You Need to Know in 2019

January 8, 2019 | Debbie Caporusso
Screening candidates to fill a position has always been a challenge for employers, regardless whether or not a candidate has a criminal record. These important...
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Massachusetts Modifies “Ban the Box” Law

October 9, 2018 | Debbie Caporusso
The Massachusetts Senate Bill No. 2371, "An Act Relative to Criminal Justice Reform" will become law effective October 13, 2018 and will have extensive criminal...
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San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance Amendment (aka “Ban the Box”)

October 2, 2018 | Debbie Caporusso
The San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance (“FCO”) includes the following amendments to the existing “Ban the Box” laws and are now effective as of October...
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Another State Bans the Box for Private Employers. How Does a Company Remain Compliant?

October 17, 2017 | Bryan Barajas
On October 14th, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1008 which prohibits most public and private employers with five or more employees from asking applicants...
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Summary of Final Regulations Clarifying and Expanding New York City “Ban the Box” Law, Effective August 5, 2017

August 2, 2017 | Bryan Barajas
New York City has imposed its own “ban the box” law, the Fair Chance Act (FCA), and associated set of regulations on employers, which took...
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Delaware Joins Growing Number of States and Bans Pay History Inquiries

June 27, 2017 | Bryan Barajas
On June 14, 2017, Delaware’s governor John Carney signed into law House Bill 1 enacting a pay history inquiry ban similar to those enacted in...
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Best Practices in Background Screening in the Ban the Box Era

February 28, 2017 | Bryan Barajas
To help ex-felons obtain employment and to reduce recidivism, the District of Columbia and over 150 cities and counties (in 20 states) have passed fair...
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City of Los Angeles Bans the Box for Private Employers

December 14, 2016 | Bryan Barajas
Effective January 22, 2017, the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance will ban private employers from asking about an applicant’s criminal history or...
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Connecticut Bans the Box for Private and Public Employers, Effective January 1, 2017

June 9, 2016 | Bryan Barajas
On June 1, 2016, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed a Ban the Box Bill into law that will prohibit most employers in the state with...
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