Criminal records legislation limits background checks for businesses

Jun 10, 2013 Quinn Thomas

A recently approved bill in Indiana has changed the way the state addresses criminal history records. Jackson Lewis, an employment law firm, reported that Governor Mike Pence signed a bill into law that enables residents arrested or convicted


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Nevada places limits on employee credit screens

Jun 10, 2013 Philip Burgess

Most states allow employers to analyze consumer credit scores when considering promoting or hiring personnel. However, Nevada recently passed legislation that puts signification restrictions on the practice. Seyfarth Shaw LLP reported that


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Criminal background screen app gets man in hot water

Jun 10, 2013 Quinn Thomas

Criminal background screen app gets man in hot water

When conducting background screening, it's pivotal for companies to adhere to the standards outlined in the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) to avoid legal action. Joshua Linsk, owner of Filiquarian Publishing and Choice Level recently found


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Experts debate the merits of screening applicant credit scores

Jun 10, 2013 Quinn Thomas

Job applicant screening is a widespread practice followed by employers across the nation looking to ensure they hire the best staff possible. However, the analysis of consumer credit reports in this process has come under scrutiny. The Week


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Consumer credit reports could see reform after FTC finds mistakes

Jun 10, 2013 Quinn Thomas

Federal regulations regarding the use and creation of consumer credit reports may be altered after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) found that many reports contain errors. An eight year study recently concluded by the FTC found that nearly


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