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.
The Washington D.C. Council unanimously passed the “Fair Credit in Employment Amendment Act” which will limit employers’ ability to inquire into an applicant, intern or employee’s credit information at any point during the hiring process. Read More
A group of African-American police officers contend that the hair-follicle drug testing used by the City of Boston on its officers, cadets and job applicants had a disparate impact and was racially biased. Read More
The two lead plaintiffs allege that Rochester, New York-based Wegmans Food Markets did not clearly indicate that the company would be obtaining consumer reports on candidates during the hiring process. Read More
Newly released enforcement guidance from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) made clear that drug and alcohol testing requirements for truck drivers now extend to commercial driver staffing agencies. Read More
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued a final rule revising its regulations to now prohibit federal agencies from inquiring about federal job applicants’ criminal histories until a conditional offer of employment has been extended. Read More
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