EmployeeScreenIQ Wrap Up: July 8, 2013
July 8, 2013
Since last week was a holiday week, I’m sure many were too busy participating in Fourth of July festivities to jump online and read our blog posts. Luckily for you, this is a recap to let you know exactly what you missed! Angela shared two posts last week, “Second Chance” in Indiana Part Deux: Law Restricts Use of Sealed and Expunged Criminal Records and J.B. Hunt Revises Its Policy After EEOC Race Discrimination Investigation. Nick shared an interesting post regarding court delays with criminal records, explaining why there are delays, and not only for holidays, but during other times as well. For more information, read Are We There Yet? Court Delays Slow Background Screening for Employers. What else is going on with EmployeeScreenIQ? One thing to keep your eyes open for is a post on the official release of the next Quick Takes video on Wednesday!
If this headline sounds like déjà vu all over again, we have blogged on this law several times, most recently here. The latest changes to the Indiana “Second Chance” law go into effect today, July 1, 2013, were brought about by Indiana House Enrolled Act No. 1482 (the “Act”), and signed into law by Governor Mike Pence in May 2013. Read More
Transportation giant J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. has entered into a settlement with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), over charges of racial discrimination based on a criminal background check. In a statement issued by the Commission, the EEOC claims that J.B. Hunt discriminated against an African-American job candidate who was denied a truck driver position at a J.B. Hunt facility in San Bernardino in 2009. Read More
Everyone’s favorite employment background checks are the ones which sail through the process with no hitches. No criminal records or any other adverse information to verify. And for the majority of employee background checks, that continues to be the norm. Read More