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CA Business Owners Must Stop Factoring In Criminal Histories in Hiring Decisions

Criminal Histories in Hiring Decisions

Starting July 1, 2017, employers in California with five or more employees will be prohibited from considering criminal histories when making employment decisions. This ruling comes as part of a new set of regulations set forth by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)—regulations that also prohibit employment discrimination based on race, religion, … Continue reading CA Business Owners Must Stop Factoring In Criminal Histories in Hiring Decisions

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Marijuana legalization: Should you keep drug screening?

Drug Testing In The Workplace

With an increasing number of states legalizing recreational and medicinal marijuana, many employers are questioning the necessity for drug screening in the workplace. If you are one of those employers, consider the following: Marijuana use is still illegal from a federal perspective, and even if it becomes legal in the future, there are some valid … Continue reading Marijuana legalization: Should you keep drug screening?

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Is It Illegal to Ask for Salary History in Your State/City?

Salary History

Pittsburgh is the latest city to legally prohibit local employers from asking job candidates about salary histories. The ruling comes on the heels of several major cities and state governments making it illegal to inquire into past salaries during the employment process in an effort to close the gender pay gap. Massachusetts and New York … Continue reading Is It Illegal to Ask for Salary History in Your State/City?

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L.A. Employers Can No Longer Ask About Criminal Histories

Criminal History

On Jan. 22, 2017, the City of Los Angeles deemed it illegal for employers with 10 or more staff to inquire into candidates’ criminal history on job applications. Employers have been given a six-month grace period to comply; as of July 1st, penalties and fines kick in for non-compliant organizations, according to HR Watchdog, CalChamber’s … Continue reading L.A. Employers Can No Longer Ask About Criminal Histories

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Little League Requires Mandatory Criminal Background Checks for Volunteer Coaches

Little League

Little League International has announced mandatory criminal background checks for volunteer coaches. The mandatory background checks for volunteer coaches include nationwide search of sex offender registry data and other criminal records. This is for coaches and anyone involved in running the teams. “No local league shall permit any person to participate in any manner whose … Continue reading Little League Requires Mandatory Criminal Background Checks for Volunteer Coaches

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California Law: Recent Amendment Restricts Employers From Asking About Juvenile Criminal History

Juvenile Court

Effective January 1, 2017 employers will be restricted from asking about, seeking or using a California applicant/employee’s juvenile criminal history in the employment context. This is a recent amendment to California’s existing law which governed inquiries into juvenile criminal information. The summary points of the bill include: The law prohibits employers from Asking an applicant … Continue reading California Law: Recent Amendment Restricts Employers From Asking About Juvenile Criminal History

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San Antonio Joins Growing List of Cities Adopting ‘Ban the Box’

Ban the Box

‘Ban the Box’ is the name of an international campaign by civil rights groups and advocates for ex-offenders, aimed at persuading employers to remove from their hiring applications the check box that asks if applicants have a criminal record. Its purpose is to enable ex-offenders to display their qualifications in the hiring process before being … Continue reading San Antonio Joins Growing List of Cities Adopting ‘Ban the Box’

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Reentry the Focus as NAPBS Meets with the White House

Nov 01 2016 | In: Posted on Categories NAPBSLeave a comment

In May of this year, representatives from the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) met with the Department of Justice to discuss the goals of the Federal Interagency Reentry Council, the Fair Chance Business Pledge and the National Clean Slate Clearinghouse.  The following month, NAPBS representatives met with the Office of Urban Affairs, Justice … Continue reading Reentry the Focus as NAPBS Meets with the White House

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Data Privacy Laws Around the World – Considerations for Global Organizations

Oct 06 2016 | In: Posted on Categories Data PrivacyLeave a comment

The prevalence of Internet communication has made data privacy a global issue, thus international organizations need to keep up to date on the data privacy laws of the countries in which they operate.  With over 195 countries worldwide, each with its own laws and regulations, this is no easy task.  To help navigate this complex … Continue reading Data Privacy Laws Around the World – Considerations for Global Organizations

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‘Ban the Box’ at College – Helpful or Hurtful?

Schools have a priority to keep campuses safe. With this priority may come the expense of certain groups of students educational opportunities. “Ban the Box” is now gaining use in colleges and universities around the country. Colleges use this with the aim of protecting students – by asking prospective students about their criminal history, and in … Continue reading ‘Ban the Box’ at College – Helpful or Hurtful?

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