employment law

Choosing the Right Reporting Period for Your Criminal Background Check Program

February 28, 2023 | Jenni Gray
How far back should you search criminal backgrounds for your applicants and employees? What are the restrictions in place? Should you search a different length...
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Navigating U.S. Privacy Law and Background Screening

August 23, 2022 | Jenni Gray
For Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs), there’s a large framework of laws guiding the work of background screening companies. These include federal law such as the...
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New Court Rules Pose Challenges to Employer Background Screening

September 7, 2021 | Shannon Shoemaker
A growing number of states are beginning to implement new identity protection rules that may impact employer background screening. As more court records have personal...
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What Employers Need to Know About Second Chance Hiring Policies

August 24, 2021 | Shannon Shoemaker
As employers struggle with finding qualified talent to fill their roles, there is an increased interest in hiring employees with a criminal history, also known...
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What the TransUnion v. Ramirez Supreme Court Ruling Means for Employers

August 3, 2021 | Shannon Shoemaker
The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision on June 25, 2021, in TransUnion LLC v. Ramirez, an important case about who may have standing in...
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2021 State Drug Testing Law Updates for Employers

May 3, 2021 | Antique Nguyen
The web of workplace drug and alcohol testing compliance continues to grow and has become increasingly impactful to employers.  Several states have adopted new laws,...
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The Risks of In-house Social Media Screening in Hong Kong

April 8, 2021 | Antique Nguyen
Conducting social media screening on a candidate is becoming an increasingly common practice in the hiring process. Despite the common perception that data in the...
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Top 10 Talent Management & Employment Screening Blogs from 2020

January 5, 2021 | Antique Nguyen
Last year was the start of a new decade which began with high hopes and glee. However, that all came to a halt with the...
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FDIC Issues Final Rule Allowing Individuals with Minor Criminal Offenses Greater Access to Employment Opportunities in the Banking Industry

August 17, 2020 | Shannon Shoemaker
On July 24, 2020, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) approved a final rule that will narrow the scope of criminal offenses that require an...
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Substance Abuse Spikes During COVID-19

July 27, 2020 | Shannon Shoemaker
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has dominated conversations across the globe, on television, social media, and in our own homes over the last few months. As...
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