One of the more interesting topics that is emerging daily in discussions with my diverse client group revolves around drug testing for marijuana as a part of a comprehensive approach to achieving and maintaining a drug free workplace. Historically speaking, the vast majority of drug screens used for employment purposes have always tested for marijuana. […]
Please be advised E-Verify may not be accessible in the event of a government shutdown which could occur at the end of this week if a funding bill is not passed by Congress. In the event of a government shutdown, employers are reminded that they must continue to complete Form I-9’s in compliance with the […]
Does your jurisdiction prohibit salary history inquiries during the hiring process? The list of jurisdictions is growing every day. The state of Massachusetts, Philadelphia, and New York City all have active or pending legislation restricting the practice of obtaining salary histories. You can bet that the list will grow!
In observance of the Christmas and New Years Holidays our office will be closed on Monday, December 26th and Monday, January 2nd. If you have any questions, or need any further information, please contact our Customer Service Team at 888-808-9997 or by email at email@example.com . We thank you for your continued partnership, and we […]
In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, our office will be closed on Thursday, November 24th. We will resume our regular business hours on Friday, November 25th. If you have any questions, or need any further information, please contact our Customer Service Team at 888-808-9997 or by email at Customerservice@iprospectcheck.com . We thank you for your […]
What 3 questions do you need to ask yourself right now? 1. Is it time to review your tenant screening program for compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act? Know the FCRA. A good screening company can help you with this. 2. Does your screening partner know the law? A good screening company can help you […]
Big Settlements Over Background Check Compliance Background checks are an important part of building excellent teams and safe workplaces. When done properly they are an invaluable tool. The practices surrounding HOW background checks are authorized, ordered, completed and utilized has come under intense scrutiny over the past few years with two items remaining at the […]
Thanks to Larry Henry and Mike Sankey for bring this to our attention. As always, consult with legal counsel to learn how this may impact policy for your company: New York City Places Restriction on Use of Credit Reports On May 6, 2015 the Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, signed Enactment: 2015/037, […]
Welcome 2015! Last year was a progressive year for compliant employment background checks. With all the technological advancements and different compliance and regulatory issues that stirred up 2014, we will attempt to break down the Top 5 trends for Compliant Background Checks, and how it will affect employment screening service clients in general for this […]
An historically common practice of employers is to include an inquiry regarding criminal history, or past felony conviction, on the job application as a fill-in-the-blank “yes” or “no” question. Due to the constant evolution and amendment of pre-employment laws and compliant background checking practices, though, some believe that this procedure may be due greater scrutiny. […]
Have you reviewed your Authorization and Disclosure document for compliance recently? Working with top legal counsel we have developed revised and updated documents for our clients. Call or email and we will get you up to speed on the new disclosure.
In this article we will continue to look at the different requirements that the FCRA imposes on users of background checks in the employment setting and the rising tide of litigation surrounding the use of employment background checks without proper compliance procedures in place. Specifically, we will focus on the rules an employer must follow […]