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.
Starting in March 2019, contractors doing work for the city of New Orleans will no longer be permitted to ask applicants about their criminal histories on job applications. Read More
Furniture Retailer Agrees to Revise Background Check Policy, Reinforcing Importance of Complying with EEOC Enforcement Guidance
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Rooms To Go, a large furniture retailer, have reached a voluntary conciliation agreement to resolve allegations of race discrimination raised as a result of the company's background screening policies. Read More
Federal Appeals Court Backs Federally Regulated Employer in Suit Alleging Auto-Exclusion Criminal Record Policy Violated Title VII
The Eighth Circuit rejected an appeal from a putative class of minority workers who alleged that a federally regulated bank violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act when it failed to sponsor waivers to overcome a federal law that bars certain former criminals from working for FDIC-backed banks. Read More
In a recently released Standard Interpretation , the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) clarified its position as to whether certain types of drug testing constituted a violation of regulations prohibiting employers from discharging or discrimination against an employee for reporting a work-related injury or illness. Read More
The Department of Health Service (DHS) will soon require a fingerprint background check for all employees hired to work in the homes of consumers. The DHS has not released detailed information regarding this regulation, however, the Department advises employers to review their respective criminal background check policies. Read More
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