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Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring

Posted by Bob Mather on February 14, 2017

Ban the Box: LA and Beyond

The Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) became law in January 2017. This new initiative will impact employers in LA, but may have far-reaching effects. With employment legislation, California often leads the nation in trends and enforcement, so employers across the country may want to take heed. The ordinance prohibits employers from inquiring about criminal history until a conditional job offer has been made.

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Topics: Ban the Box, hiring compliance, hiring process, hiring, Fair Chance Process, Fair Chance Initiative

Background Checks & Class Action Suits: Who Really Wins?

Posted by Bob Mather on February 08, 2017

Starbucks, Home Depot, Wegmans, Lowes, Avis. What do these companies have in common? Lawsuits brought against them for improper criminal background checks. Class action and individual lawsuits are on the rise: nearly 4,000 last year alone.

While lawsuits are damaging, class action suits could be a death blow to your company. Grabbing the media spotlight, surging in SEO hits, class action suits have the potential not just to cost reparations and damages, they could damage your brand in the marketplace irreparably. As an HR Executive, that much media attention could mean the difference between having an office in the morning or considering a name change.

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Topics: Background Checks, FCRA, class action lawsuit, Lawsuits

Pre-Employ Ranked #1 for Customer Service in the Background Check Industry

Posted by Bob Mather on January 05, 2017

Pre-employ recognized as the best provider of background check services in the country!

Pre-employ is pleased to announce that for the second year in a row, we have been awarded the title of Best Background Check Service by the nationally-recognized publication, Business News Daily.
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Topics: Background Checks, hiring process, customer service

Does "Ban the Box" Discriminate against Minorities?

Posted by Bob Mather on January 03, 2017

On the surface, withholding criminal history information from employers until late in the interview stage would seem to help African American and Hispanic men gain employment, but a recent study by The National Center of Economic Research claims just the opposite. 

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Topics: Ban the Box, FCRA, Discrimination

Texas Attempts to Limit "Ban the Box" Legislation

Posted by Bob Mather on December 30, 2016

The state of Texas is taking aim at cities and counties that are attempting to micromanage "Ban the Box" regulations. According to the attorney Pamela Q. Devata, Robert T. Szyba, Stacey L. Blecher of Seyfarth Shaw, The Legislature of the State of Texas has introduced a new bill designed  to create uniformity within its borders by prohibiting municipalities and counties from micro-managing the particular steps involved in private employers’ hiring with regard to the prohibition, limitation, or regulation of background screening.

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Topics: Ban the Box

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