Background Screening

Should We Re-Screen Furloughed Employees?

COVID-19 has been an utter headache for nearly everyone participating in the professional and personal world. Many states shut down operations and required that businesses do the same. This required closure hurt many businesses, small and large. Many have in fact had to conduct layoffs or furlough employees as companies have seen less activity. As […]

Human Resources

Virginia joins ranks of CROWN Act participants

Earlier last month, Virginia officially adopted the CROWN Act into its legislature effectively banning discrimination against natural hairstyles. The CROWN (Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair) Act (SB 188) was originally enacted exactly a year prior on July 3rd, 2019 in California. New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Washington, Colorado, and now Virginia […]

Background Screening

Florida Governor Signs Mandatory E-Verify Law

Earlier last month, current Florida governor Ron DeSantis signed a new law, known as “SB 664”, that would make E-Verify the mandatory method of verifying work eligibility. This would apply to all government employees and even some private employers as well. The provision will be mandatory beginning January first of next year, 2021. Any public […]

Legal Alerts

COVID-19 Court Closures

Courts across the nation have closed their doors to the public in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some courts have already begun to reopen, altering their methods of operating, while others remained closed entirely. The following list is an updated record of courts currently closed or with limited access; delays are to be expected. We […]

Employment Resources

New York Data Security Law Cracks Down on a World of Threats

On July 25, 2019, the Governor of New York signed a law that would alter the way in which companies in New York could hold and secure the private information of its residents. Known as the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (The “SHIELD Act”), this new law expanded the definition of a […]

Background Screening

Employers Face Challenges with FCRA Lawsuits on the Rise

FCRA lawsuits have steadily risen each year for the past decade. In 2009, less than 1500 cases were filed against employers and/or CRA’s. Last year, over 4000 cases were filed prior to the end of last year. Due to their overall “sweeping” nature, many larger companies use in the processes with less individual care, FCRA […]

Background Screening

Illinois Marijuana Law Introduces New Compliance Territory

Since the start of the new year, employers in the state of Illinois have faced changes in the way that they navigate the pre-employment background check process through drug screening. Originally signed in June 2019 by Governor J.B. Pritzker, the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act has not taken into effect until this year. With […]

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