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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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FMCSA lowers minimum annual random drug testing percentage rate

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced on Dec. 21 that effective Jan. 1, 2016, the minimum annual random drug testing percentage rate for drivers subject to DOT-testing rules will decrease to 25 percent.  Read More

Philadelphia expands “ban the box” ordinance

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On Dec. 15, 2015, Mayor Michael Nutter signed Bill No. 150815, thereby amending and expanding Philadelphia’s “ban the box” law. The amendments are set to become effective March 14, 2016. Read More

NYC Commission on Human Rights clarifies applicability of new background screening laws

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NYC Commission on Human Rights: New “ban the box” and credit report laws do not apply extraterritorially—NYC must be the “locus of the job.” Read More

CFPB fines two background screening firms $13 million

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According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, General Information Services and its affiliate, e-Background-Checks.com Inc., “failed to take basic steps to provide accurate background screening reports to employers about job applicants.” Read More

New California law aims to curtail E-Verify abuse

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AB 622 will prohibit employers from using E-Verify to determine if current or potential employees are authorized to work in the U.S. when doing so is not required by federal law, approved by a federal agency or necessary to receive federal funding. Read More

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