This Week in Employment Background Checks: September 2, 2014
September 2, 2014
Happy September! With several popular posts on the IQ Blog at the tail end of August, we wanted to make sure you had the opportunity to read them as we head into September. From a ban the box mishap in Texas, to the fatal flaw in employment background checks, take a look at each of the posts below for the latest in pre-employment background screening this week.
The city of Austin, Texas hired a six-time convict to work in their public library . . . that just plead guilty to attempted indecency with a child. Read More
A judge ruled that Texas cannot challenge EEOC’s guidance on criminal background checks because the state is not at risk of being penalized for non-compliance. Read More
Often critics of employment background checks don’t realize that there’s a loophole in the federal law that was designed to help consumers but actually hurts them. Read More
Employment credit reports can be valuable to employers because they can offer insight into an applicant’s reliability and sense of personal responsibility. Read More