The applicant screening industry moves fast. Keep up with our Industry News blog, which presents breaking news items, culled from newspapers and trade publications, relating to legislation, case law, statistics and trends in applicant screening.
Senate Bill 409, which goes into effect immediately, “removes the prohibition against disclosing a record of conviction of a crime which is more than 7 years old, meaning that there is no limitation of time for which such a record may be disclosed.” Read More
According to Law360.com, International Coffee & Tea LLC, the operators of Coffee Bean stores , stands accused of failing to inform applicants of its background check policies and neglecting to obtain their authorization prior to running background checks. Read More
Illinois’ largest county enacted a bill that will limit employers’ ability to inquire about or otherwise consider a current or prospective employee’s credit standing when making employment decisions. Read More
The car rental giant allegedly procured consumer reports on job applicants without their consent and used those checks to systematically disqualify those same individuals from job consideration without providing them copies of the results, according to Law360.com. Read More
Gov. Tom Wolf announced that volunteers who wish to work with children will no longer have to pay the $20 fee for required child-abuse clearances and criminal background checks, according to PennLive.com Read More
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