Canada Considers New Privacy Legislation

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In several countries around the world, lawmakers are grappling with how to protect the privacy of their citizens’ data. In other countries with well-established data privacy laws, measures are under consideration to bolster existing laws.  Canada is one such country where the proposed Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020, otherwise known as “Bill C-11”, is before […]

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 […]

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, […]

Brazil’s New Data Protection Law Moves Forward Without Warning – Employers Race To Comply

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In just six hours of deliberation, the Brazilian Senate propelled a measure aimed at protecting its citizens’ data to the desk of the country’s President, an action that’s been two years in the making. Unless vetoed, the Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados Pessoais, or LGPD, Brazil’s General Data Protection Law, will likely become effective […]

FMCSA Grants 90 Day Waiver from Certain Pre-Employment Testing Requirements

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FMCSA has issued a three-month waiver for conducting certain pre-employment testing requirements applicable to employers of commercial drivers subject to 49 CFR part 382. This waiver is effective June 5, 2020 through September 30, 2020. Prior to this notice, pursuant to section 382.301(b), employers could always forego pre-employment drug testing for drivers who have participated […]