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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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Louisiana becomes first state to “Ban the Box” during college admissions process

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Gov. John Bel Edwards signed House Bill 688 into law legislation that will prohibit public colleges and universities in the state from inquiring about potential students’ criminal histories. Read More

Rhode Island court rules employer who refused to hire medical marijuana user violated state law

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A judge ruled Darlington Fabrics Corp. violated Rhode Island’s medical marijuana law, the Hawkins-Slater Act, when it refused to hire a medical marijuana user because she could not pass a pre-employment drug test. Read More

Oregon becomes the latest state to ban salary history inquiries

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed the Oregon Equal Pay Act into law on June 1, 2017. Read More

Court rules inadequate background check disclosure form does not render authorization invalid

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Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, employers must both provide a proper disclosure and obtain the authorization in order to conduct a background check on a prospective employee. A court recently rejected an argument that if an employer’s disclosure is inadequate then the authorization would too be invalid. Read More

UPDATED: Court denies request to block Philadelphia’s Wage Equity Ordinance

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A federal judge dismissed a suit from the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia that sought to block a Philadelphia city ordinance that will prohibit employers from asking about a prospective worker’s salary history. Read More

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