Illinois, New York City, and Philadelphia Revise Background Screening Laws

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This blog was originally published in Forbes on December 30, 2020. Lawmakers in three jurisdictions recently passed legislation that impacts employers’ screening programs.  Laws restricting consideration of an individual’s criminal history have advanced in Illinois, New York City, and Philadelphia; additionally, Philadelphia’s law concerning the use of credit history in employment decisions was recently amended. Illinois Legislation […]

How The Pandemic Affected Background Screening In 2020

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This blog was originally published in Forbes on December 30, 2020. While 2020 began with historically low unemployment, high wages, and a strong workforce mirroring an equally healthy economy, by late winter, the year would be met with a pandemic causing a seismic change in the way business operates. Employers would find themselves with a struggling […]

Rewind: A Look Back at HireRight’s 2020 Top Blogs

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As the world grappled with a global pandemic, 2020 presented unprecedented challenges for employers and hiring candidates alike. However, it’s clear that one thing remained unchanged: interest in background and workplace screening. The HireRight team has taken a look back at our top-performing posts from 2020 for our U.S., EMEA and APAC blogs, and found […]

Four Things We Learned From the 2020 Global Benchmark Report (U.S. and Canada Special)

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HireRight’s 2020 Global Benchmark Report is based on the survey responses of nearly 1,700 people professionals worldwide who answered questions about their businesses, background screening habits, and talent acquisition challenges. It also includes insights from some of our subject matter experts, covering topics such as compliance, talent acquisition, and technology, to help highlight some of the challenges, […]

New Guidance Clarifies Protections For California Workers With Criminal Records

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This blog was originally published in Forbes on November 3, 2020. Bolstering Covid-19 worker protections, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) recently clarified the state’s criminal background check regulations. The new guidance expands the scope of California’s Fair Chance Act and places employers on notice regarding DFEH’s intended enforcement of the law. The California […]