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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.



Overlap Voids Background Check Laws, Calif. High Court Told, Read More.

5 Hiring Mistakes to Avoid in California, Read More.


Georgia Enacts New Background Check Legislation for Long-Term Care Providers, Read More.


Illinois House Approves Uber & Lyft Background Check Measure, Read More.

New bill raises employment privacy concerns, Read More.


Linn County bans criminal history question for county job seekers, Read More.

Johnson County joins Linn County in ‘banning the box,’ Read More.


How Indiana’s Legalization of CBD Oil Will Impact Workplace Drug Testing, Read More.


Governor Colyer issues Executive Order to “Ban the Box” on Executive Branch employment applications, Read More.


Background checks underway, CCC may start awarding licenses next week, Read More.

New York

Continued Enforcement of New York’s Ban the Box Law, Read More.


Portland proposes to help renters expunge convictions, Read More.


York City Council adopts fair chance hiring policy, Read More.

Federal LegislationFederal Legislation

Concerns Raised about Incomplete Background Checks on IRS Employees, Read More

Background Checks

How to deal with an employment background check when you get a job, Read More.

Research: Employers Willing to Overlook a Criminal Record to Hire the Right Person, Read More.

3 Reasons You Might Fail a Background Check at Work, Read More.

Research: Employers Willing to Overlook a Criminal Record to Hire the Right Person, Read More.

AG warns 21 employers they violated ban on asking about criminal convictions; 3 are fined, Read More.

3 Must-Do’s You Should Complete Beyond the Interview to Vet That Potential New Hire, Read More.

“He Was The Perfect Applicant… Until We Received The Background Check,” Read More.

7 HR Questions (and Answers) About Employment Screening, Read More.

Big Brands

J&J Can’t Arbitrate Applicant’s Background Check Claims, Read More.

Uber changes direction on drivers’ criminal history, Read More.

Drug Testing

When are you allowed to drug test an employee? Read More.

Does Drug Testing for Marijuana Tell Us Anything? Read More.

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Random Drug & Alcohol Testing Appeal, Read More.

Injured worker loses appeal on a positive drug test, Read More.


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