This Week in Background Checks: Weeks of 9/2 and 9/8/2008
September 12, 2008
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.