Employment Legal Updates
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Peopletrail actively tracks the regulatory and legal environment that surrounds employment and criminal background screening. This 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.



Check those Pre-Adverse Action Letters—New California Law goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2018. Read More.

Recreational Marijuana in California and paid family leave among 2018’s new laws. Read More.

New California law bans criminal-record box on job applications. Read More.


A new bill banning employment salary inquiries likely in Illinois, despite veto loss. Read More.

New Jersey 

New Jersey Upgrades Ban-the-Box Law to Cover Inquiries Into Expunged Criminal Record. Read More. 

New York

New York Court of Appeals Establishes Standard for Punitive Damages Under NYCHRL. Read More.

Federal Legislation

Supreme Court Skips on Spokeo Review. Read More. 

Background Checks

Background Checks – All that You Need to Know on its Importance. Read More.

Department of Justice reviews gun screening system. Read More.

2 police officers charged with abusing background checks. Read More.

TSA PreCheck program to speed security lines needs more workers doing background checks, report says. Read More. 

Compliance Challenge of the Year: State and local laws. Read More.

Thousands of state workers face criminal background checks, and some could lose their job. Read More.

The EEOC Continues to Press Litigation Under Title VII Concerning Employer Criminal Records Checks. Read More.

Why Companies Should Employ Continuous Background Screenings. Read More.


Rental car company to settle background check suit for $2.7 million. Read More.

Drug Testing

DOT to Require Testing for Synthetic Opioids Beginning Jan. 1. Read More. 

Study finds that secondhand marijuana smoke could lead to drug test failure. Read More.

Heroin in the workplace: When new hires keep failing the drug test. Read More.

Health ministry to investigate after provincial lab drug testing error. Read More.

Scientists develop first-ever breathalyzer test for drugs. Read More.

PHMSA Raises Random Drug Testing Rate to 50% for 2018. Read More.

DOT Notice Provides Guidance on How the Use of Medical Marijuana Will Affect Drug Testing Results. Read More.