Becoming GDPR Compliant – Step 2 of 12

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Data mapping should be a key element in any organization’s compliance strategy, including any pre-employment screening policy.

The prospective employer (data controller) can face questions from its candidate base about where their personal data is being sent and how it is used. When a data mapping exercise is successfully undertaken, the prospective employer can answer questions with confidence and provide the right level of comfort to candidates during what can be a stressful time. Knowing where data is being sent and how it is used, and being transparent in respect to data mapping, also reduces the risk of any claims of unauthorized handling of personal information.

Becoming GDPR Compliant – Step 1 of 12

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is less than a year away.

Yet, there still seems to be some way to go for most companies affected to achieve compliance with the new regulations.

Over the next year, HireRight will be releasing the “12 Steps to GDPR Compliance” blog series, aimed at addressing some key issues that are closely related to the HireRight services.

Ban the Box Starts January 1, 2017 in Los Angeles

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The popular initiative to “Ban the Box” was approved by the Los Angeles City Council in November and will take effect January 1, 2017.

The new ordinance applies to Los Angeles businesses that employ 10 or more employees as well as contractors doing business with the city.

The law may affect as many as hundreds of thousands of employees, according to Councilman Curren Price.

Employers in Los Angeles subject to the Ban the Box Ordinance are subject to restrictions and requirements. Read on to learn more.

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Ding Dong, Safe Harbor is (effectively) Dead…

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As expected, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU“) has declared EU-US Safe Harbor protocol to be invalid. The implications of this judgment are potentially wide-ranging and still being digested, and the precise parameters of the impact is expected to become clearer as additional guidance is provided by EU regulators. Initial responses from […]

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FINRA Rule 3110 – What Financial Firms Need to Know about FINRA Background Checks for New Hires and Transfers

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FINRA member securities broker-dealers in the United States are mandated to conduct background investigations of applicants for registration with the member firm, including verifying the accuracy and completeness of information reported to the Central Registration Depository (CRD) using the Form U4. In January 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved a proposed rule by […]

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State Ban The Box Laws

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Ban the box laws limit when an employer may permissibly ask about an individual’s criminal history. Often times, employers ask about an individual’s criminal history on an employment application.  The trend in the law is to prohibit this practice. Each ban the box law prohibits any covered employer from asking about criminal history until after […]