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Regulatory & Legal Alerts – Nov. 2018

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

The California Consumer Privacy Act: Getting a Head Start on Compliance, Read More.

California Supreme Court’s Clarification of ‘Background Check’ Laws, Read More.

Georgia

Augusta commissioners tackle sensitive personnel issues in subcommittee meeting, Read More.

Virginia

New app helps keep Hampton officers and the community safe, Read More.

Federal LegislationFederal Legislation

Employers Should be Aware of New Forms for Background Check Compliance, Read More.

FCRA Filings on the Rise, Read More.

EEOC Reminds Employers of the Importance of Targeted Screening and Individualized Assessment Processes, Read More.

8th Circuit Dismisses FCRA Claims for Lack of Standing, Read More.

EEOC Continues to Scrutinize Criminal Record Screening Policies, Read More.

What’s a “Reasonable” Reinvestigation: Defining Consumer Reporting Agency Obligations Under FCRA, Read More.

State Law Claims Beware: When FCRA Preempts Claims Brought Under Other Laws, Read More.

Stating a Claim Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act: A Primer on 1681s-2(b) Claims, Read More.

FTC Settles Fair Credit Reporting Act Action with Tenant Background Screening Company, Read More.

Federal Legislation Enables Consumers to Obtain Security Freezes on Credit Reports Free of Charge, Read More.

FTC Flexes FCRA Muscle with $3M Settlement, Read More.

Background Checks

Slow background checks cause staffing woes for child care providers, Read More.

Lack of state law could put school children at risk, Read More.

Employers Should be Aware of New Forms for Background Check Compliance, Read More.

In the background: A crucial step in the hiring process can be a background check, Read More.

What Cross-Border Employers Need to Know About Applicant/Employee Background Checks, Read More.

How Do Employment Background Checks Work? Read More.

Avoiding “The Predator” Controversy: Are Background Checks a Solution? Read More.

When Background Checks Go Bad: How to Fix Misinformation in Your Report, Read More.

Why Your Company Must Check People Thoroughly Prior to Hiring, Read More.

Background checks could ruin ability to rent, Read More.

Lack of Bus Driver Background Checks Closes Schools, Read More.

Requesting a Background Check to Make an Employment Decision? Read This First, Read More.

New FCRA Form to Be Used with Background Checks, Read More.

Fifth of employers ask about criminal records in potentially unlawful way, Read More.

Va. criminal database missing 750,000 cases used for gun and background checks, crime scene investigations, Read More.

Crestwood cancels classes again over background checks, Read More.

Duke’s move to ‘ban the box’ follows trend established by other universities, states, Read More.

Lawsuits

What’s a “Reasonable” Reinvestigation: Defining Consumer Reporting Agency Obligations Under FCRA, Read More.

States are Immune from Suit Under the FCRA, Read More.

FTC Reaches $3 Million Settlement with a Tenant Screening Company Over Alleged FCRA Accuracy-Related Violations, Read More.

CFPB Announces Settlement with Tennessee Small Dollar Lender, Read More.

Drug Testing

Florida store owner: Don’t warm urine in my microwave, Read More.

Inside the opioid epidemic: Does your drug-free workplace policy comply with anti-discrimination laws? Read More.

Oklahoma businesses need clarity on marijuana, Read More.

Colorado pilot fired, loses license for unknowingly eating marijuana edible, Read More.

Drug testing company charged with faking truck driver results, Read More.

Cheating on drug tests on the rise in the Permian Basin, testing facility says, Read More.

New OSHA Guidance: Certain Safety Incentive Programs, Post-Accident Drug Tests Permissible, Read More.

Marijuana Madness: This Is How CBD Oil Can Cause A Failed Drug Test, Read More.

OSHA Issues New Drug Testing and Incentive Program Guidance, Read More.

Drug testing company reports increase in cheating, Read More.

Chunks of hair taken from Kansas students for school’s random drug tests, parents say, Read More.

Drug testing and safety rules clarified, Read More.

Interact Sensitively with Employees Addicted to Opioids, Read More.

Credit Checks

Credit Checks And Jobs, Read More.

How your credit score impacts employment opportunities, Read More.

What employers are looking for when they check your credit report, Read More.

Why Employers Check Your Credit Report, Read More.

More Employers Are Checking Credit Reports. Should You Be Worried? Read More.

GDPR

Understanding China’s Incoming Cybersecurity Legislation, Read More.

Dramatic Increase in French Privacy Complaints Since GDPR, Read More.

Be Prepared – The German DPAs will start random GDPR audits, Read More.

New law introduced to implement GDPR, Read More.

6 Months After GDPR: What Are the Trends in How Data Transfer and Sharing in Marketing Has Changed? Read More.

UK’s Data Protection Authority Enforces GDPR, Read More.

Argentina’s new Bill on Personal Data Protection, Read More.

GDPR’s Most Frequently Asked Questions: When would a law firm be required to appoint a Data Protection Officer? Read More.

Why ‘Right To Delete’ Should Be On Your IT Agenda Now, Read More.

United States: UK’s Data Protection Authority Enforces GDPR, Read More.

Hungary: Employers unlawfully requesting criminal records from employees face fines, Read More.

Employee Data Subject Access Requests: Part 1 – where are we now and what questions remain? (UK) Read More.

A Global Roadmap To Personal Data Protection: Asia Pacific, Europe & USA – Japan, Read More.

Why Cooperating With Non-GDPR Compliant Companies Can Actually Put Your Own Company at Risk, Read More. 

5 Steps to GDPR Compliance, Read More.

How GDPR Is Prompting Renovation of Data Protection Practices Worldwide, Read More.

GDPR: Winter is coming (and enforcement is too) Read More.

On the Road to Reconciling GDPR and Blockchain, Read More.

GDPR: the ‘controller v processor’ debate in financial services, Read More.

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Regulatory & Legal Alerts – Oct. 2018

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

Colorado

New training, background check requirements implemented for Denver security guards, Read More.

Connecticut

Federal Court Rules in Favor of Worker Rejected for Medical Marijuana Use, Read More.

Louisiana 

New Orleans City Council Advances ‘Ban the Box’ Ordinance, Read More.

Michigan

Governor bans felon box on state job applications, Read More.

Michigan Marijuana Legalization Proposal Does Not Contain Protections Against Employee Drug Tests, Read More.

Ohio

Governor Says Background Check Rule Won’t Cost Medicaid Providers Their Jobs, Read More.

Federal LegislationFederal Legislation

Congress Bill Submitted to End Cannabis Testing for Federal Employees, Read More.

BCFP Updates FCRA Disclosure Rules, Read More.

New Amendments to the FCRA Grant New Consumer Rights and Impose New Disclosure Requirements, Read More.

Using FCRA’s Expansiveness as a Shield: CFPB Gets Pushback on FCRA Subpoena, Read More.

New FCRA Summary of Rights Notice Requirements Go into Effect, Read More.

New law helps protect your credit against identity thieves, Read More.

New FCRA Summary of Rights Released, Read More.

Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Issues Updated FCRA Model Disclosures, Read More.

Court finds that disclosures mandated under FCRA must meet the precise requirements of the Act, Read More.

Background Checks

Nine people hoping to work LSU game arrested on warrants due to new background check policy, Read More.

L’Oreal is doing ‘background checks’ as part of a new influencer vetting process, Read More.

Employer Must Obtain Written Authorization To Conduct Background Check, Read More.

Legal checks on background checks, Read More.

Schools officials bypassed full background checks for more than 100 bus drivers, Read More.

Southwest Key misses background check deadline, could lose license, Read More.

Lafayette public library officials address background checks and security, Read More.

More Employers Try Continuous Background Screening, Read More.

More Human Resource Managers are Requesting Executive Background Checks in 2018 According to Corporate Resolutions, Read More.

Why drug testing saves companies, careers and lives, Read More.

CPS recommends 13 additional workers be fired for failing background re-check, Read More.

CFPB Issues New Background Check Summary of Rights Form With Imminent Effective Date, Read More.

Beaufort County looking at extra security measures for schools. How much would it cost? Read More.

Here’s a roadmap to navigating background check laws, Read More.

Duke Bans the Box, Read More.

FBI Background Checks: How do they work? Read More.

Lee County School District disputes critical state audit, Read More.

Shawnee Mission Gets Ride of Fingerprints in Background Checks of School Volunteers, Read More.

DBS targets employment check scammers, Read More.

Murder suspect coached youth football team, league says he lied on background check, Read More.

CMS hires company that conducts ‘more robust’ criminal background checks, Read More.

Lawsuits

3rd Circ. Breathes New Life Into Job Applicants’ SEPTA Suit, Read More.

When Technicalities Are (And Are Not) Associated with Concrete Harm: The Spokeo Analysis as Applied in Long v. SEPTA, Read More.

How Much is a FCRA Violation Going to Cost you? Read More.

Putative Class Action Dismissed after Court Finds that Accurately Reported College Enrollment Dates and Degree-Conferral Status Are Not Adverse Information, Read More.

FCRA Disclosures and Authorization, Read More.

Court Does Not Believe Defendant Intentionally Destroyed Records to Avoid Identification of Potential Plaintiffs in FCRA Class Action, Read More.

False report of prison time satisfies Spokeo’s requirement of injury in fact, Read More.

Court Analyzes When the Statute of Limitations Begins Running in FCRA Case, Read More.

Fifth Circuit Gets it Right, Affirms Summary Judgment, Read More.

Medical marijuana showed up on drug test that cost woman a job. A judge says that was discrimination, Read More.

11th Circuit Weighs in on “Injury In Fact,” Read More.

Drug Testing

Drug tests are a major factor in keeping skilled workers from filling trade jobs, Read More.

Brooksville man attached squirt bottle to genitals to cheat drug test, deputies say, Read More.

‘Human urine sales’ are rocketing with rise of workplace drug tests, Read More.

Big Brands

Uncheck that Box: Santangelo v. Comcast Corporation, Read More.

Uber will conduct annual background checks on Colorado drivers, Read More.

Credit Checks

Be Aware of Identity-Theft Tactics, Read More.

GDPR

Facebook could be fined up to $1.63 billion for a massive breach that may have violated EU privacy laws, Read More.

Watchdog Getting More Data Complaints After GDPR, Read More.

What the Eir breach and GDPR can teach us about multilayered data security, Read More.

Why is metadata management so important when it comes to GDPR? Read More.

First Notice Filed Under GDPR against Canadian Analytics Firm, Read More.

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Regulatory & Legal Alerts – September 2018

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 Supremes Offer Compliance Guidance for Background Checks, Read More.

Delaware

Delaware ‘Clean slate’ Bill Promises Second Chance to Drug Offenders, Read More.

Illinois

Criminal background checks now required for all amusement park employees, Read More.

Federal LegislationFederal Legislation

Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Source for Public Data, Read More.

The Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act: Back to the Future, Read More.

Background Checks

Kittery to investigate whether driver who crashed van had background check, Read More.

Teacher background checks give parents peace of mind. Read More.

OPENonline Enhances Their Background Screening Services, Launches Social Media Screening Solution, Read More.

Aspen School District expands HR director’s background check, Read More.

Palisades Park skipped background checks on school armed guards, records show, Read More.

Professors With Sexual Misconduct in Their Pasts, Read More.

Bus driver accused of abandoning SCS students had a red flag in record, Read More.

My Turn: Phil Ricci: A safe environment for children, Read More.

After Polk firefighter Cody ‘Little Savage’ Wesling arrested on murder charges in death of rival motorcycle gang leader, county tightens hiring process, Read More.

New Background Requirements for Child Care Providers, Read More.

Lawsuits

Lawsuits

Judge: Bridgeton factory not required to let worker use marijuana, Read More.

Judge Tosses Medical Marijuana User’s Disability Discrimination Suit, Read More.

Consumer Reporting Agency Violated FCRA, Fired Workers Say, Read More.

Frisco man struggling to get job wanted to keep $60M fraud indictment from prospective employers. A judge said no.

Drug Testing

Researchers make meth in their lab for drug-test device, Read More.

Spanish driver tests positive for every drug in test, Read More.

County adopts new drug test, towing policies, Read More.

Cops: North Huntingdon man taped ‘bladder’ bottle to himself to pass drug test Read More.

Ex-Tesla employee who alleges she was fired for failing drug test: Musk smoking weed ‘like a slap in the face’, Read More.

Credit Checks

Check Your Kid’s Credit History, Read More.

Credit Card Freezes 101, Read More.

 

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Regulatory & Legal Alerts – August 2018

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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Regulatory & Legal Alerts – July 2018

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 

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

5 Hiring Mistakes to Avoid in California, Read More.

Georgia

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

Illinois 

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

New bill raises employment privacy concerns, Read More.

Iowa

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

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

Indiana

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

Kansas

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

Massachusetts 

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.

Oregon

Portland proposes to help renters expunge convictions, Read More.

Pennslyvania 

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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Regulatory & Legal Alerts – June 2018

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 

San Francisco Amends Fair Chance Ordinance, Restricts Employer Inquiries About Marijuana-Related Convictions, Read More.

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

Georgia

Under Georgia Bill, Elder Care Workers Face Stricter Background Checks, Read More.

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

Illinois 

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

Iowa

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

Indiana

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

Kansas

Governor Jeff Colyer signs order to ‘ban the box’ on criminal history for state jobs, Read More.

 

Massachusetts 

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

North Carolina

Wilmington City Council approves Ban the Box ordinance, Read More.

Pennslyvania 

Northampton County ‘bans the box’ but still must perform criminal checks for most jobs, Read More.

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

Tennessee

Legislation protecting Tennessee children passes, Read More.

Washington

Seattle Sued Over Law Banning Landlords from Conducting Criminal Background Checks, Read More.

Landlord group sues to block Seattle’s Fair Chance Housing law, Read More.

Federal LegislationFederal Legislation

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

Background Checks

Background check: verbal verification of employment and other intrusions, Read More.

Raymond James Background Check Suit Sent To Fla. Read More.

Background check best practices: Balancing the law with business needs, Read More.

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

Tip sheet: When you should — and should not — do a background check on potential employees, Read More.

The Quality You Should Demand From Your Background Check Service, 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.

MeToo has forever changed the ground rules for employers, Read More.

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

Big Brands

Frito-Lay pays $2.4M to settle applicants’ background check claims, Read More.

NAACP Settlement: Target Will Change Background Check Policy, Read More.

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

Uber Can’t Arbitrate Background Check Claims, Riders Say, Read More.

Drug Testing

Can California Employers Still Test for Marijuana? Read More.

Can Employers Discriminate Against Certified Medical Marijuana Users? Read More.

California pot shops about to be on the hook for steep state fees, background checks, Read More.

Facing Shrinking Applicant Pool, Employers Easing Drug Testing Requirements, Read More. 

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

Positive workplace drug tests remain at 10-year high, Read More.

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

3 Things Employers Need to Know About Drug Testing Where Marijuana is Legal, Read More.

Omega Laboratories Announces Groundbreaking 17-panel Hair Drug Test to Help Organizations Tackle Drug Epidemic, Read More.

Confusion as marijuana is legalized but big banks still test employees, Read More.

Drug Test Cups Market Growth Analysis, Share, Demand by Regions, Types and Analysis of Key Players- Research Forecasts to 2023, Read More.

Drug testing has become perilous for employers, Read More. 

Q&A with Allen L. Hutson: Medical marijuana legalization poses unique questions for employers, Read More.

 

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Regulatory & Legal Alerts – May 2018

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 

San Francisco Law Would Expand the Bar on Background Checks, Read More.

San Francisco Amends “Fair Chance Ordinance” to Align with Portions of California’s New Statewide Ban-the-Box Law, Read More.

Iowa

Iowa Amends Tough Drug Testing Law to Lower Standard for Positive Alcohol Tests, Read More.

Louisiana 

Rep. Barras introduces ridesharing legislation, Read More.

Massachusetts 

Massachusetts Adjusts Limits on Employer Inquiries into Job Applicants’ Criminal History, Read More.

Michigan

Michigan Bans the Ban: New Law Stops Local Government Regulations on Employer Inquiries, Read More.

New Jersey 

NJ marijuana legalization: Should employers drop drug tests?, Read More.

New York 

Latimer signs order to ‘Ban the Box’ for county job applicants, Read More.

Federal LegislationFederal Legislation

Federal judge dismisses gun background check system lawsuit, Read More

Background Checks

HR Confidential: I hired him without performing a background check. Then he stole his colleagues’ identities, Read More.

Imperva Largely Dodges Worker Background Check Suit, Read More.

Report: FCRA Litigation Filings Continue to Increase, Read More.

U.S. Youth Soccer facing legal challenge over background check issue, Read More.

Employee Background Checks: Avoiding FCRA Liability When Conducting Due Diligence, Read More.

Sherrod Brown seeks $20M for police drug-testing devices, Read More.

California Employers: Beware the Background Check Bugaboos, Read More.

Big Brands

Cunningham bill seeks stronger Uber background checks after driver charged in SLO rapes, Read More.

Target settles background check lawsuit for $3.7M, Read More.

Frito-Lay Agrees To Pay $2.4M In Background Check Action, Read More.

Uber boosts security with background checks and 911 integration, Read More.

Petco Applicants Seek OK Of $1.2M Background Check Deal, Read More.

Drug Testing

The 6 Most Ridiculous Ways People Have Tried To Pass A Drug Test, Read More.

World’s first fingerprint drug test can tell if person has taken cocaine, opiates, cannabis or amphetamines, Read More.

States move to ban fake urine, a new challenge for drug testing amid an abuse epidemic, Read More.

Barnett sues supplement company allegedly responsible for failed drug test, Read More.

Can Employers Still Drug Test if Cannabis is Legal in My State? Read More.

Cannabis Control Commission Divided on Background Check Process, Read More.

Credit Checks

Reminder: You Might Qualify For Part Of Toyota’s $21.9 Million Discrimination Settlement, Read More.

 

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Regulatory & Legal Alerts – Apr. 2018

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

Missouri

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

Pennslyvania 

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

Washington

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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Regulatory & Legal Alerts – Mar. 2018

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

Alabama

Alabama House passes bill on church daycare regulations, Read More.

Alabama Legislature poised to pass state ride-share bill, Read More.

Georgia

Georgia bill would require tougher long-term care worker background checks, Read More.

Idaho

Lawmaker wants Idaho to ‘ban the box’ to help ex-offenders get jobs, Read More.

Missouri

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

Virginia

Virginia Senate Passes Ban-the-Box Bill for Employment, Read More.

Local child care centers adapting to laws for background checks, Read More.

Washington

Washington House votes to ‘Ban the Box’ Read More.

Fair Chance Housing Law Offers Renewed Hope to the Formerly Incarcerated,  Read More.

Federal Legislation

Judge says EEOC can’t enforce background check regs against Texas, Read More.

Background Checks

How the Fair Credit Reporting Act Protects You, Read More.

Should I Tell Prospective Employers About My Recent Legal Problems? Read More.

How To Do A Background Check On Your Financial Pro, Read More.

Nuclear Plant Loses Access to Background Check Database, Read More.

Know Before You Hire: 2018 Employment Screening Trends, Read More.

Improved Employment Screening Will Make Candidates Happier in 2018, Read More.

Agency Conducting Government Background Checks Has Backlog Of 700,000, Read More.

Candace Moody: Trends in background screening, Read More.

Background Check Co. Settles Claims Over Faulty Report, Read More.

How to choose a Background Check Firm, Part 1. Read More.

Three Questions You Can Never Ask Prospective Employees, Read More.

Big Brands

Amazon Fights Cert. Bid In Background Check Suit, Read More.

‘A trust has been broken’ — YMCA implements daily sex offender registry checks, Read More. 

AG Healey announces settlement with Care.com over background checks, Read More.

Drug Testing

Opioid Epidemic Spurs Increase in Drug Testing, Risks for Employers, Read More.

Pot and the California employer post-Prop. 64, Read More.

DOT expands list for transport worker drug tests, Read More.

More Efficient Method Devised to Drug Test Athletes, Read More.

Hair, Saliva or Urine—Which Is Best for Drug-Testing Job Candidates? Read More.

 

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Regulatory & Legal Alerts – Feb. 2018

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

New Jersey

Christie signs criminal record expungement bills, calling them ‘life-saving’ measures. Read More.

Nevada

New laws take effect in Nevada in 2018. Read More.

California

Immigration-Related Law Takes Effect in California Affecting All Employers, Read More.

Now That Pot Is Legal In California, Can I Still Be Drug Tested For A Job? Read More.

Washington

WA Legislators Could Help Level Playing Field for Ex-Inmates, Read More.

Missouri

‘Ban the box’: Proposed Kansas City ordinance would prevent employers, landlords from asking about felony charges, Read More.

Virgina

Virginia Senate Passes Ban-the-Box Bill for Employment, Read More.

Pennsylvania 

Officials formally act to ‘ban the box’ Read More.

Federal Legislation

The Spokeo Chronicles: FCRA Criminal Background Pre-Adverse Action Claim Dismissed for Lack of Standing, Read More.

House Close to Passing Bill Establishing National Background Checks For Volunteers, Read More.

Background Checks

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

Ringing in 2018 with New Ban-The-Box Laws, Read More.

Have You Checked the Background of Your New Hire Yet? Read More.

Laws Governing Background Checks for Employers, Read More.

A Research On Employee Background Verification Trends for Startups, Read More.

Imperva Seeks To Nix Worker Background Check Class Action, Read More.

Government auditor says background check review process is at ‘high risk’ Read More.

Big Brands

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

UPS Fires 32-Year Black Employee After Failed Drug Test Despite His Medical-Marijuana Card, Read More.

FedEx wins in bias suit filed by former employee, Read More.

Lyft Fined After Hiring Driver With Felony Convictions, Read More.

National Limousine Association Refutes Uber and Lyft’s Claims Concerning Background Checks, Read More.

Drug Testing

Employment – Drug testing – Age discrimination, January 11, 2018, Read More. 

Employee’s Refusal to Take Drug Test Dooms Discrimination Claim, Read More.

Navigating drug testing requirements as state laws increasingly conflict with federal regs, Read More.

Opioid Testing by Employers Is Becoming More Common, Read More.

Oklahoma businesses face harsh consequences from SQ 788, Read More.

 

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