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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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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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Proposed Amendments to FCRA Legislation Would Significantly Impact Employment Background Checks

March 26, 2019 | David Bennett
As the 116th Congress gets underway, members of Congress are introducing new proposed legislation. Many proposals, of course, never become law.  That said, it is...
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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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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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