Employment Legal Updates
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Peopletrail actively tracks the regulatory and legal environment that surrounds employment and criminal background screening. Staying up-to-date with the law helps you remain compliant with the FCRA, EEOC, and other regulatory standards.  The following includes highlights of the most significant updates impacting the screening industry in recent weeks.



Kansas City Council votes to ‘ban the box’ for ex-offenders seeking jobs, Read More.


York City Council aims to ‘Ban the Box’ permanently, Read More.


Washington State’s New Ban-the-Box Law Completes the West Coast Trend, Read More.

Federal Legislation

Judge Rules EEOC Background Check Guidance Is Unenforceable, Read More.

Background Checks

Can a hair test for drug use have a racial bias? Boston court case will be closely watched, Read More.

Ontario, Canada Introduces New Legislation Banning Compensation Questions, Read More.

Big Brands

Boy Scouts to expand background checks to all adults chaperoning 3-day events, Read More.

Drug Testing

The Coming Decline of the Employment Drug Test, Read More.

Drug Testing an Employee Who Reports a Work-Related Accident? Special Rules Apply, Read More.

Another field drug test mistake sends woman to jail — for months, Read More.

Mines maintain strict marijuana policies, Read More.

DOT sends a reminder about drug testing changes, Read More.

Fingerprint Test Could Revolutionize Drug Testing, Read More.

NYPD sergeant testifies she doesn’t do drugs as she claims she failed random test because of hair weave, Read More.

Maine just became the first state to protect cannabis use outside work, Read More.

More than 4 million people left the workforce because of opioid addiction, according to study, Read More.


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