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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 Legislation

Washington, DC

Eken Bill Based on DL Case Would Enact More Thorough Criminal Background Checks on Care Workers, Read More

Nebraska

Lawmakers Consider ‘Ban the Box’ Bill for Private Employers, Read More

Michigan

Detroit Approves Housing Ordinance to Give Ex-prisoners Fresh Start, Read More

‘Ban The Box:’ Detroit City Council Passes Fair Chance Housing Ordinance, Read More

Georgia

Atlanta Mayor Bans Salary History Questions on City Job Applications, Read More

Indiana

Indiana Senate Advances Public Library Background Check Bill, Read More

New York

New York’s Westchester County to Implement Ban-the-Box Law Limiting Criminal Background Inquiries, Read More

Colorado

Denver’s New Program to Erase Low-level Marijuana Convictions Launches Saturday, Read More

Federal Legislation

Employers: No Time Like the Present to Scrutinize Background Check Forms, Read More

GDPR

Lack of Rules Leaves Experts Puzzled About Data Ownership After Death, Read More

Senate Banking Panel Kicks Off Talks on Data Security Bill, Read More

Background Checks

Mass. Day Care Workers to Undergo Stricter Background Checks, Read More

The Ninth Circuit Demands Simplicity: Background Check Disclosure Forms That Contain State-Law Notices or Improper Grammar Violate the FCRA, 
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New Policy Requires University of Michigan Employees to Disclose Felonies,
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Employers: No Time Like the Present to Scrutinize Background Check Forms, Read More

United States: Background Check Disclosures With State Law Information Are Illegal, Ninth Circuit Declares In Class Action Case, Read More

Nassau Lawmaker Wants Criminal Background Checks for Some Hotel Workers, Read More

Complicating Simplicity: Ninth Circuit Requires Separate Stand-Alone Documents for Employment Background Checks, Read More

Nassau County May Become First In Nation To Make Background Checks Of Hotel/Motel Workers Mandatory, Read More

Nassau Considers Mandatory Background Checks for Hotel Employees, Read More

Nassau County May Become First In Nation To Make Background Checks Of Hotel/Motel Workers Mandatory, Read More

New Bill Would Require Stricter Background Checks for Childcare Providers, Read More

New Dallas Ride-Sharing Company Implements ‘Safety First’ Approach To Reduce Sexual Assault Offenses, Read More

Flight 3407 Family Members Push for Stronger Pilot Background Checks, Read More

Separate Federal and State Background Check Disclosure Forms Are Required in California, Says 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Read More

State Senators Reject Background Check Bill, Read More

Separate Federal and State Background Check Disclosure Forms Are Required in California, Says 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Read More

Background Check Questioned for Officer in Greensboro Death, Read More

Separate Federal and State Background Check Disclosure Forms Are Required in California, Says 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Read More

Ninth Circuit Expands FCRA Disclosure Requirements, Read More

Background Checks Not Required for MN Camp Employees, Read More

Background Checks Not Required for MN Camp Employees, Read More

State Senators Reject Background Check Bill, Read More

Ninth Circuit Significantly Restricts Permissible Contents of FCRA Disclosure Forms – Gilberg v. California Check Cashing Stores LLC, Read More

Ride-hail Drivers Failing Checks in Mass., Read More

United States: The Ninth Circuit Demands Simplicity: Background Check Disclosure Forms That Contain State-Law Notices Or Improper Grammar Violate The FCRA, Read More

Thousands of Police Officers and Staff ‘Not Properly Vetted’, Read More

“Stand-Alone” REALLY Does Mean Stand-Alone and the Quest for Clarity, Read More

Federal Background Check Disclosure Form Must Not Include State Law Disclosures, Ninth Circuit Holds, Read More

Ninth Circuit Re-affirms Fair Credit Reporting Act’s Strict Disclosure Standards, Read More

United States: Ninth Circuit Holds That Employers Conducting Applicant Background Checks Must Use A Separate Form For Each Applicable Law Requiring Disclosures, Read More

How to Ace Your Seasonal Hiring,, Read More

Bill Would Make it Easier for New Mexicans to Expunge Criminal Records,  Read More

Lawsuits

Another “BIG” FCRA Class Settlement, Read More

Complicating Simplicity: Ninth Circuit Requires Separate Stand-Alone Documents for Employment Background Checks, Read More

Second Verse, Same as the First: Ninth Circuit Weighs in Again on Background Check Disclosures, Raising the Compliance Bar Even Higher, Read More

Court Sheds More Light on Information That Can’t Be in Background Check Disclosures, Read More

Ninth Circuit Re-affirms Fair Credit Reporting Act’s Strict Disclosure Standards, Read More

Background Checks at the Center of Changes to Food Truck Ordinance, Read More

Alabama District Court Examines Emotional Distress Damages under FCRA, Read More

Alabama District Court Examines Emotional Distress Damages under FCRA,
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Big Brands

Home Depot Accused of Violating Workers’ Background Check Rights, Read More

Tens of Thousands of Ride-hail Drivers Fail Screening, Read More

Walmart Disregarded Medical Pot Laws for Injured Worker: Judge, Read More

Drug Testing

Use CBD Products? Will You Pass a Drug Test? Read More

Man Says He Failed Drug Test After Taking CBD Oil, Read More

Lemon Poppyseed Bread Caused a New Mom to Fail a Drug Test, Read More

Can CBD Oil Make You Fail a Drug Test? Read More

United States: A Drug-Free Workplace, Read More

Clemson Expecting to be Granted Extra Time for Investigation Info Failed Drug Tests, Read More

Teaching to the Drug Test, Read More

Can CBD Oil Make You Fail a Drug Test? Read More

You Can Now Drug Test for Vaping, Read More

Asking for a Friend, Again: Growing Your Own Pot, Drug Testing and More, Read More

Kettering to Drug Test all School Hires to Get ‘the Best People We Can’
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Certain CBD Products Could Affect Your Drug Test,
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Lawmaker Hopes Random Drug Testing Gets a Hearing this Year, Read More

Poppy Seed Bread Triggers Positive Drug Test for Depew Mother, Read More

W.Va. State Building & Construction Trades Council to Offer Drug Tests to Legislators
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Utah House Passes Bill to Criminalize Fake Urine Used to Cheat Drug Tests,  Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Pre-employment Drug Tests Would be Banned Under Council Proposal, Read More

Judge Rules Against Walmart for Firing Employee with Medical Marijuana Card, Read More

Michigan Marijuana: Use is Legal, but Employers Maintain the Right to Say ‘Not on the Job’ Read More

Why Local Drug Testers Say Certain CBD Products Lead to Failed Drug Tests, Read More

Why Local Drug Testers Say Certain CBD Products Lead to Failed Drug Tests, Read More

Utah House Passes Bill to Criminalize Fake Urine Used to Cheat Drug Tests,  Read More

Bills Would Block Workers from Being Fired for Using Pot on Off Hours,
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Medical Pot Poses Policy Issues for Schools, Read More

Proposed Law Would Require More Drug Testing in Fatal Accidents, 
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Florida Firefighter Blames Coca Tea for Failing Drug Test, Read More

FL Firefighter Rehired after Cocaine Firing, Read More

Navigating Workplace Drug Testing Has Never Been More Challenging — Or More Critical, Read More

Indianapolis Woman’s Warning About CBD Products, Read More

Plans for Tougher Criminal Background Checks for Taxi Drivers, Read More

Nevada Lawmakers are Debating a Bill on Pre-Employment Drug Test for Marijuana, Read More

Concerns About Drug Test and CBD Use, Read More

Drug Testing At Work: What’s A ‘Reasonable Basis’? Read More

Legal Weed Leaves Employees Unprotected, Read More

Should Colorado Teachers be Drug Tested Before Being Hired? Read More

Utah Legislature Gives Final Approval to Bill that Would Criminalize Using Fake Urine to Cheat Drug Tests, Read More

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