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New Regulations Impacting Employment Screening in New York

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  New York City (NYC) has passed two new regulations in recent months that place additional responsibilities on employers conducting employment background checks. These laws are now coming into effect and employers should be prepared to comply with both: Limits to the use of credit checks We had previously discussed Bill 261-A, which limits the […]

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The 3 Questions You Should Ask About Your Background Checking Program

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While the benefits of background screening are usually clear to employers, the practice has been considered by some job seekers, particularly those with less-than-perfect histories, as a barrier to gainful employment, especially in an economy with strong unemployment rates. This has led to what seems to be an increase in litigation surrounding employment background checks, […]

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Does Your Background Check Provider Comply With 3 Key Provisions of the FCRA?

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The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a United States federal law that protects the accuracy and privacy of the information found in consumer reports, such as credit reports and criminal histories. As an employer, you may obtain consumer reports for employment purposes through a third-party background check provider. The background check provider (known as […]

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New Credit Check Law Takes Effect

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California recently became the seventh state to address the use of credit reports for employment background screening purposes. California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 22 (AB 22) which restricts when employers lawfully can use “consumer credit reports.” AB 22 is effective as of January 1, 2012. Credit Report Restrictions The new law limits when […]