Should employee background checks shift to continuous?
The use of post-employment background checks for continuous monitoring is on the rise across the U.S. With police records now being digital, employers could learn of an employee’s arrest soon […]
California seeks to ban most criminal background checks
Excerpted from a Baker McKenzie Blog by Michael Brewer, Benjamin Ho, Goli Rahimi, Zachary Reeves and Robin Samuel California legislators met on April 11 to discuss a proposed overhaul of employment-related criminal background checks. In essence, the proposed law will all but ban employment-related criminal background checks, except for positions for which such checks are authorized or required by statute.
FTC and CFPB seek public comment on background screening and renters’ housing
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) are requesting comment on background screening issues affecting individuals who seek rental housing in the U.S., including how the […]
Should I tell a job recruiter about a prior felony before being asked?
Excerpted from a USA Today Column by Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. Question: I was convicted of a felony nine years ago related to something I did when drunk. Since then, […]