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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 […]

Three Background Check Best Practices for 2015

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by Robert Yonowitz, Esq. and Bethanie Barnes, Esq, Fisher & Phillips LLP. If 2013 and 2014 serve as any indicator of what is to come, we expect that employers should anticipate the passage of more employment background laws in the 2015 legislative season. Within the last two years, there has been a notable increase in […]

Four Best Practices for Building a Background Screening Program to Comply With a Myriad of Federal and State Laws

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by Paul H. Kehoe and Pamela Quigley Devata, attorneys with Seyfarth Shaw LLP It is critical for businesses to provide a safe environment for their employees and customers, and to protect the company’s interests. Whether you are hiring employees, working with independent contractors, or engaging volunteers, background checks can help make sure you have the […]