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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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New Orleans bars credit checks on employees of city contractors

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Effective Dec. 23, 2016, New Orleans’ “Equal Access to Employment Act” will make it unlawful for city contractors to request or use applicants’ or employees’ consumer credit information as the basis for any employment-related decision. Read More

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield gets approval

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The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework was formally approved by The European Commission and will serve as the successor to the previously invalidated Safe Harbor framework to govern transfers of personal data from the EU to the U.S. Read More

New Hampshire provides healthcare facilities with immunity when disclosing employment information

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New Hampshire recently enacted a law ( Ch. 284 of 2016) that provides licensed healthcare provider facilities with immunity from civil liability when disclosing, in good faith, employment information regarding the misconduct and competency of a healthcare worker upon request of a prospective or current employer. Read More

Washington assisted living and nursing facilities may have additional obligations after receiving background check results

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The Washington Department of Social and Health Services recently sent a “Dear Administrator” letter to assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, stating that a recent state audit identified that the Department does not have a process in place to determine the Character, Competence, and Suitability (CC&S) of an owner or designee when their background check shows they have a nondisqualifying crime, pending charges or negative actions that occurred... Read More

Two more states pass “Ban the Box” laws that will affect private employers

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Beginning in 2017, Connecticut and Vermont will require employers to refrain from inquiring about applicants’ criminal histories on initial job applications. Read More

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