Jan 17, 2020 10:49:13 AM
Aug 28, 2019 1:30:00 PM
Most of today’s companies utilize some sort of background screening process before making a hiring decision. Criminal searches, driving record searches, reference checks, employment and education verifications, assessment testing, credit checks, and drug screening all fall under the “background screening” umbrella.
Jun 27, 2019 8:40:00 AM
This article was written by Ryan P. Lessmann and first appeared on the National Law Review website.
In an effort to prevent persons with criminal records from being automatically ruled out for job vacancies, Colorado Governor Jared Polis has signed “ban the box” legislation. The new law will go into effect in September 2019 for employers with at least 11 employees, and employers with fewer than 11 employees have until September 2021 to comply.
This makes Colorado the 13th state to enact “ban the box” legislation for private employers.
Apr 16, 2018 1:06:00 PM
Effective June 6, 2018, Washington will be the next state to implement “ban the box” legislation, which restricts employers from executing a criminal background check on the job applicant during the initial stages of the application process.
Mar 28, 2017 9:12:27 AM
This information was originally posted on SHRM.org by Jennifer Mora
When it comes to legislation restricting employer use of criminal records, California seems to be leading the charge.
In the last six months alone, we have reported on a variety of new laws that apply to a California employer that uses criminal records as a background check in pre-hire and other employment decisions.