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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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Kentucky “bans the box” from state job applications

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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed an executive order that will remove questions about criminal history from the initial application for state jobs in the executive branch. Read More

USCIS releases updated M-274, Handbook for Employers

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The handbook, provided by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), provides guidance on the completion of the Form I-9 and an overview of unlawful discrimination and penalties related to I-9 completion. Read More

Court rules that employer’s liability waiver violated FCRA

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that oilfield services company, Schlumberger, Inc., willfully violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act when it improperly placed a liability waiver on its job application disclosure form. Read More

Department of Transportation proposes amendments to drug testing program

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The Department of Transportation (DOT) published a notice in the Federal Register proposing to amend its drug testing program to add four opioids to its drug testing panel. Read More

Philadelphia enacts Wage Equity Ordinance, prohibiting employers from asking about salary history

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On Jan. 23, 2017, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed the Philadelphia Wage Equity Ordinance (“Ordinance”) into law. The new Ordinance ( File #160840 ) amends the Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance to prohibit employers from asking about an applicant’s wage history at any point during the hiring process. The measure was unanimously approved by the Philadelphia City Council in December 2016. Read More

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