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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West Virginia becomes 29th state to enact medical marijuana law


Gov. Jim Justice signed the “West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act” which legalizes the use of marijuana for certain medicinal purposes. Read More

Background screening provider hit with class-action suit over inaccurate report


A plaintiff filed a proposed class action against InfoMart, Inc., alleging the background screening provider failed to report complete and current criminal and civil judgment records. Read More

Indiana becomes 27th state to adopt statewide “Ban the Box” policy


Gov. Eric Holcomb issued an executive order barring public-sector employers from asking applicants to disclose their criminal history upfront during the hiring process. Read More

FTC publishes education piece on background check disclosure and authorization forms

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The piece discusses several key items employers should consider to ensure they are complying with the Fair Credit Reporting Act’s disclosure requirements for the use of background screening reports. Read More

Federal district court certifies three classes in case over D.C. metro’s screening policy


A U.S. district judge in Washington, D.C. recently approved class status in a hot-button case claiming that WMATA’s – D.C.’s primary public transit agency – background screening policy had a disparate impact on African-Americans. Read More

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