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.

State

California 

California’s Data Privacy Law: What It Is and How to Comply (A Step-By-Step Guide), Read More.

Hawaii

Hawaii Prohibits Employers from Asking Job Applicants about Salary History, Read More.

Maine 

Child care workers to face background checks, fingerprints, Read More.

Vermont

Employment Laws: Vermont Employers Can’t Ask About Salary History, Read More.

Federal LegislationFederal Legislation

FTC Testifies Before Senate Banking Committee on Fair Credit Reporting Act, Read More.

FTC: Fair Credit Reporting Act Still Top Priority, Read More.

Background Checks

NO CRIMINAL HISTORY According to WORST. BACKGROUND. CHECK. EVER. Read More.

Background Checks Are Viewed Skeptically in Some Parts of the Globe, Read More.

FBI To Start Using A 2nd Database for Gun Background Checks, Read More.

Get Ready for Rolling Background Checks at Work, Read More.

Lawsuits

Lawsuit claims court clerk keeps documents from screeners, Read More.

Drug Testing

Fentanyl fuels rise in overdoses, Read More.

The Far-Reaching, Positive Impact of Workplace Drug Testing, Read More.

Drug testing your employees: Can you? Should you?, Read More.

Serena Williams Pushes Back in Strange Drug Testing Controversy, Read More.

More employers are dropping marijuana from drug tests. Here’s why the trend in Iowa is a slow burn, Read More.

Opiate and cocaine use up in Q2 2018 workforce drug tests, Read More.

Massachusetts Woman Suing Sodexo Over Drug Test Termination, Read More.

Big Brands

Uber drivers are now subject to continuous background checks, Read More.

State Farm Defeats Job Applicant’s Credit Check Lawsuit, Read More.

Lyft beefing up background checks after latest driver arrest, Read More.

 

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