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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. 

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Criminal Record Screening Policies Continue to Raise Important Compliance Issues

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BY ROD M. FLIEGEL ON APRIL 6, 2018 This article was originally published on Littler Mendelson's website.  Click here to read the original article . Read More

San Francisco amends its “Ban the Box” law

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The city amended its Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO) to align with California’s statewide “Ban the Box” law which went into effect on Jan. 1, 2018. These amendments take effect on Oct. 1, 2018. Read More

Target settles proposed class action over background check policy for more than $3M

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The suit, which includes an estimated 41,000 class members, claimed the retail giant illegally disqualified applicants who were convicted of certain misdemeanor or felony crimes or who they believed inaccurately described their criminal convictions. Read More

Michigan bans “Ban the Box” laws and salary history bans

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill that forbids local governments from limiting the questions businesses can ask during job interviews, bucking the trend of states and municipalities to implement "Ban the Box" policies or laws prohibiting employers from asking applicants about their salary histories. Read More

Class-action suit claims hotel company’s background checks ran afoul of FCRA

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Naples Hotel Group LLC allegedly used background check authorization forms that contained “extraneous provisions,” in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, according to the suit. Read More

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