For the first time in history, criminal records will be sealed by automation.
Topics: Criminal Background Checks
What do Tom Hanks, Katharine Hepburn, and Pre-Employ all have in common? Besides our good looks, it would be the fact that we’ve all won an impressive award back to back. Katharine Hepburn and Tom Hanks won the coveted Oscar two years in a row (Ms. Hepburn in 1968 for Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner and in 1969 for The Lion in Winter, and Mr. Hanks in 1994 for Philadelphia and in 1995 for Forrest Gump), and Pre-employ has been awarded “Best Background Check Company” by Business News Daily for a second straight year.
Ban the Box Movement in the State of Oregon
This month, Oregon House and Senate approved legislation to support the Ban the Box movement that has been spreading through the country. House Bill 3025 (H.B. 3025) has been passed along to Governor Kate Brown for the signature to pass the bill.
Today’s world of hiring practices can be tricky and easy to mess up. It used to be a standard to ask right away if the applicant had a criminal record, but try and do that today and you could end up in a lawsuit for discrimination.
Employers are encouraged to closely analyze their hiring practices when it comes to pre-employment screening programs and the vendors they use after a report released earlier this week.
Statistics recently compiled and released by industry experts Webrecon.com (who specialize in identifying and tracking litigious consumers) show staggering increases in litigation against employers, collection agencies and other businesses regarding violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.