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New York City Prohibits Use of Employment Credit Reports

Nick Fishman

New York City

Earlier this week, the New York City Council passed a bill that makes it unlawful for employers to request or use an job applicant’s credit history for employment purposes as part of their background screening practices. Intro Bill 261-A amends the City’s Human Rights Law to make it an unlawful discriminatory practice for an employer to use an individual’s consumer credit history in making employment decisions. The bill is expected to be signed by Mayor Bill DeBlasio and will be effective 120 days following approval.

The city council created a limited set of exemptions for sensitive positions (see below), however it’s worth noting that these exemptions are much more narrow than those provided in similar state laws.

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Why Is Background Screening Compliance the New 800-Pound Gorilla?

Nick Fishman

Gorilla

Every year, our Annual Background Screening Trends Survey unveils new insights into the minds of HR professionals and their experience with criminal background checks, resume lies, background screening compliance, social media background checks, and more.

If you want to know how your peers and even competitors are handling their employment screening process, their greatest screening challenges, and how they stay compliant with “ban the box” legislation—or even what they’re failing to do, our webinar will reveal the answers to these questions and more. So, why is background screening compliance the new 800-pound gorilla?

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Do You Know EmployeeScreenIQ?

Joel Cheesman

EmployeeScreenIQ employees recently completed a survey focused on their pop culture preferences. It deserved an infographic. We think it’s a fun, unique way to highlight a slice of our culture.

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Interested in joining our team, find out what it’s like working at EmployeeScreenIQ here.

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