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Archive for the ‘Adverse Action’ Category

Philadelphia Revises Background Check Law

  Philadelphia’s Fair Criminal Records Screening Standards (FCRSS) became effective in 2016.  The ordinance bans all employers in the city from inquiring into a candidate’s criminal history and requesting a criminal background check until a conditional offer of employment is made. Employers cannot reject a candidate based on a criminal record unless the conviction “bears such relationship […]

Recent Changes to N.Y. Fair Chance Act

  In 2019, The Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act was enacted as part of the federal “ban the box” policy. According to the National Employment Law Project (Nelp), one in three adults have a criminal record. With the law in effect, 700,000 new applicants with records are estimated to have a fairer chance […]

Compliance Alert for Illinois Employers

  On March 23, 2021, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act (“IHRA”) that are effective immediately and that will impose significant compliance burdens on Illinois employers who conduct criminal background checks of applicants and employees. The new law limits the extent to which employers can use criminal convictions in hiring and […]

FCRA Compliance: What Is It & Why Is It Important?

First and foremost, the information in this blog is not legal advice. Instead, this is intended only to be helpful (but general) information. Please check with your legal counsel as to any laws mentioned in this blog and any obligations you or your business may have. You’ve probably seen first-hand how hiring the right employees […]

SafestHires Fully Automates Adverse Action

 SafestHires Implements New Feature ThatFully Automates The Adverse Action ProcessIn an effort to make its background screening technology even more convenient for its customers, SafestHires has implemented a new feature that fully automates the adverse action process.The new feature eliminates steps to manually download and email Adverse Action Notices and prevents users from having to […]

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SafestHires Compliance Interview

  Many companies this year have been hauled into court for violating employment laws related to background checks. The worst part is, the people at these companies who oversee background checks had no idea the violations were taking place. They sincerely believed their background screening program was 100% compliant.Unfortunately, the majority of people who oversee their […]

SafestHires Newsletter October 2017

 Beware of Background Check Bandits >People are applying for jobs to find out if employers are compliant with background check laws and then suing those who are not compliant.Job Search Site To Help Those With Criminal Records Find Employment >Job search website Glassdoor announced that it has “doubled down on its commitment to giving those with […]

Same Name and Date of Birth Lead to “False Positive” Background Check

A Maryland man says his “life is turned upside down because he shares a name and birthdate with a felon” who shows up on his background check report, according to a report from NBC Channel 4 in Washington.NBC Channel 4 reports Christopher Jenkins of Maryland does not have a criminal record but Christopher Jenkins of Florida has […]

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