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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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Washington D.C. approves bill to prohibit credit checks in hiring

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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

US Court of Appeals allows case over hair-follicle drug testing to proceed

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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

Grocery chain named in class-action lawsuit for Fair Credit Reporting Act violations

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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

DOT broadens drug testing requirements to include temporary truck drivers

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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

Federal “Ban the Box” legislation moves forward

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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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