This Week in Background Checks: Weeks of 9/2 and 9/8/2008

Nick Fishman

Time again for our TWIB Notes.  We skipped last week, due to the Labor Day weekend, so we’ve put highlights from the last two weeks together for this installment.  If you hadn’t had time to check our blog or employeescreen University, here’s what you’ve missed.

Legislative Updates:

California Senate Bill 2918– This bill which looks like it will be passed shortly will significantly restrict an employer’s ability to conduct pre-employment credit checks on job applicants.

New York Amendment to General Business Law and Labor Law– This amendment which will take affect February 5, 2009 mandates that employers give all applicants’ with criminal records a copy of Article 23A-Section 753.  They also must post a copy of this article in a visually conspicuous area.

Guest Article:

Third Party Site Inspection Requirements– Global Compliance’s Michael Korvink explains why the credit bureaus mandate a site inspection before background screening services can be conducted and how the process works.

Other Items:

Court Delays– Hurricane Gustav and now Hurricane Ike have caused and will continue to cause courthouses along the Gulf Coast to close.  This means that criminal background checks in these counties are delayed.  Stay up to date with all court closure by clicking on the link above.

CareerBuilder Survey Finds 1 in 5 Employers Using Social Networking Sites as part of A Background Check– Okay, fine.  Our reaction is predictable.  But this post might surprise you.

employeescreenIQ Fall Conferences Update

Chad Johnson Changes His Name to Ocho Cinco– What can we learn about background checks from this?

That’s all I’ve got.  Have a nice weekend!  BTW, if you liked the written form of this week’s TWIB Notes, you’ll love the podcast.  Check it out below.

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Nick Fishman is the co-founder of EmployeeScreenIQ, a leading, global employment background screening provider, and serves as the company’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. He pioneered the creation of EmployeeScreen University, the #1 educational resource on employment background checks for human resources, security and risk management professionals. A recognized industry expert, Nick is a frequent author, presenter and contributor to the news media. Nick is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio and Texas.
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