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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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California clarifies its limitations on who may complete Form I-9s

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California’s Secretary of State issued a response to inquiries from the law firm Littler Mendelson regarding its restrictions on the use of notary publics to complete a Form I-9. Read More

Delaware consolidates background check regulations for child care workers

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The legislation addresses inconsistencies in the nature of background checks required and the type of criminal convictions or child protection registry levels that would bar an individual from working or volunteering for a child-serving entity, according to delawareonline.com. Read More

Maine enacts law to protect applicants’ and employees’ social media privacy

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The law, which will go into effect on October 15, 2015, applies to all employers, both public and private. Read More

“Ban the Box” update

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Over the past few years, “Ban the Box” legislation – or legislation that seeks to eliminate employment barriers for qualified job applicants with criminal records by restricting an employer’s right to inquire into an applicant’s criminal history – has been gaining momentum nationwide, with new states, cities and counties joining the movement every month. Read More

Big Lots the latest retail chain to be hit with FCRA class action

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Following the likes of retailers such as Sears and Home Depot, Big Lots is accused of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act for its failure to provide “standalone” disclosures prior to obtaining third-party consumer reports on applicants. Read More

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