Learn more about the latest compliance trends, legislation and litigation from EmployeeScreenIQ’s Vice President of Compliance, Angela Preston.

New York City Council Passes Ban the Box

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The Fair Chance Act, New York City’s take on Ban the Box, was passed by New York City Council. The bill had overwhelming support; Mayor deBlasio is expected to sign the bill, which will take effect 120 days after its enactment. Read More.

Counting to Five in the Adverse Action Process

 

The adverse action process for background checks has been in the spotlight lately, thanks to a growing list of class action lawsuits against employers. In some recent cases, those lawsuits have resulted in multi-million dollar verdicts. Others are still winding their way through the court system, with employers defending their practices and filing motions in an attempt to dismiss some of the more far-reaching claims. Read More.

 

New FINRA Rule on Background Checks

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FINRA (the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) has issued a rule change for background screening requirements that goes into effect on July 1, 2015. FINRA Rule 3110(e) is based on similar provisions in NASD Rule 3010(e) and NYSE Rule 345.11. For those of us who are acronym challenged, that’s the National Association of Securities Dealers and the New York Stock Exchange, respectively.Read more.

 

5 Legal Lessons for Millennial Background Checks

Millennials

By the end of 2015, Millennials are expected to outnumber Baby Boomers in the workplace for the first time ever. As the largest generational group in the job pool (depending on your source, people born 1982-2004), they’re a hot commodity. Up until now, most of the focus has been on how to woo them, lure them in and make them so happy that they want to work for you forever (or at least for a few years). But employers are finding that it’s not all smooth sailing. Hiring this growing generation of workers introduces a whole new set of legal challenges to the HR department, and the background screening process is one of those challenges. Read more.