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Ban-the-Box

New Legislation Regulating Employment Background Screenings in 2022

Federal, State, and local laws surrounding employment background screenings are constantly...

Ban-the-Box now applies to Federal Contractors and Federal Agencies

The President signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020. This new...

What to Know About the New York City Updated Two-Step Background Check

In January 2021, the New York City Council amended the Fair Chance Act (FCA) that prohibits...

5 critical questions to ask about your background check process

If your company is doing its background checks in-house or using an inexperienced provider, several...

Alabama REDEEMER Act: Key Takeaways

Record Expungement Designed to Enhance Employment and Eliminate Recidivism Act (REDEEMER Act) was...

Important new hiring compliance laws employers need to know

36 states have laws for public employers, 15 states regulate private employers (California,...

How to conduct a background check

Conducting a background check isn’t a mystery. But it’s also not as simple as logging into a...

How fair chance hiring laws impact your business

Did you know that anywhere from 70-100 million people have a criminal record in the United States?...

The new employment laws employers need to be aware of

Continuing the trend of changes in employment law, state legislatures passed new laws in Illinois,...

Which States Have Ban-The-Box Laws?

There are now 36 states and over 150 cities with ban-the-box laws in some form or another. This...

How Ban-the-Box impacts your hiring process

Ban-the-Box is a grassroots movement that seeks to remove potential discrimination in hiring...