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Pennsylvania “Clean Slate” Law Limiting Access to Certain Criminal History Records Takes Effect

July 16, 2019 | Kevin Coy
On June 28th, Pennsylvania’s “Clean Slate” law, Act 56 of 2018, took effect.  The Clean Slate law creates a framework for limiting access to certain...
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Data Security for HR and Workplace Leaders

May 28, 2019 | Shannon Shoemaker
The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) recently published an article that shines a spotlight on hacking—“What I Learned From the Hacker Who Spied on Me”—and how easily...
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5 Commonly Asked Questions About Background Screening for HR and Recruiting Leaders

May 7, 2019 | Shannon Shoemaker
HR and recruiting leaders are wholly invested in compliance when it comes to background screening and employment law. It’s imperative that we stay on top...
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Freelance and Contract Workers: Why Comprehensive Background Checks are Important

April 23, 2019 | Shannon Shoemaker
With the growing number of contract, gig and freelance workers globally, many companies are shifting to a more fluid staffing model. While this impacts talent acquisition...
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Marijuana Laws & Disability Discrimination: What Employers Need to Know

April 17, 2019 | Cristina Loayza
More than half of the states in our country have introduced and implemented laws authorizing the use of marijuana for medical use. A ‘growing’ handful...
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House Passes Legislation to Restrict Employer Use of Wage History Information

April 2, 2019 | David Bennett
On March 27th, the House of Representatives passed HR 7, the “Paycheck Fairness Act,” by a vote of 242 to 187.  The bill includes several...
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Minimize Legal Risk by Enforcing Compliance in the Adverse Action Process – Part II

March 6, 2019 | David Bennett
In Part I of this blog series, we examined Adverse Action at a high level and provided insights into employer obligations under FCRA.  Part II...
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Minimize Legal Risk by Enforcing Compliance in the Adverse Action Process – Part I

February 28, 2019 | David Bennett
Most companies use some form of pre-employment screening to protect against hiring risks. Pre-employment screening allows employers and prospective employers to check for prior criminal...
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Key Employer Takeaways to Ensure FCRA Compliance in Background Screening Disclosure and Authorization

February 20, 2019 | David Bennett
On January 29, 2019, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an important opinion that is relevant for employers who are responsible for providing job...
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Tools to Use to Mitigate and Identify Workplace Harassment

August 9, 2018 | James C. Owens, President and CEO
In the age of digital and social media, harassment isn’t confined to the office or during work hours. Harassment can take place on social media...
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