September 28, 2020
You’ve Banned the Box and Complied with other Fair Chance to Work Laws…Now What?
In our last article we discussed Ban the Box/Fair Chance to Work laws. To review, these various laws may dictate when in the process you may ask about criminal activity or request us to search for criminal records. Also, some jurisdictions require you to make a conditional job offer before obtaining a criminal record. Some […]
September 21, 2020
Banning the Box
Many employment applications used by employers over the years have had a section where the applicant was asked about criminal activity and checked a “yes or no” box and then asked to explain. This is the box that is increasingly being banned by city, county, and state governments. Another name for Ban the Box laws […]
January 25, 2018
The Right Way to Make Hiring Decisions Based on Background Checks
As consumers, we’re all protected by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), which spells out the appropriate ways our sensitive data may be handled and used by employers, insurers, landlords, and anyone requesting access to these records. The findings of these consumer reports are used to determine our eligibility for most if not all of […]
September 25, 2017
How Does Open Hiring Work?
The concept of open hiring is essentially the ideology of Ban-the-box legislation taken to the next level: individuals who might have otherwise been rejected solely because of criminal histories should have the opportunity to find employment and improve their situations. The alternative, as the thinking goes, is the presence of a faction of the population […]