Pre-Employ Blog

Hiring Delays Expected As California Courts Close

Posted by Pre-Employ Marketing on April 02, 2020

Hiring Delays Expected as California Courts Close and hiring managers face dilemmas this Spring. Courts across the state have closed or limited access, making it difficult for employers to perform criminal background checks on potential hires.

Another consequence of shuttering courts and government offices is the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s decision made last week, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced nearly 1,700 people in local lock-ups have already been released. This further adds to the complexity of the hiring process in California 

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Topics: Ban the Box, FCRA Compliance, Court Closures, California

Mass Firing of Minorities (2x the Rate of White Applicants) Allowed by Court

Posted by Bob Mather on August 31, 2018

In a decision that may have major ramifications in regulated fields such as Healthcare, Banking and other Financial Services, a federal appeals court Wednesday upheld a Wells Fargo employment policy that allows the bank to fire employees, or not consider job applicants, based on criminal records, despite concerns from advocates that such practices discriminate against minorities.

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Topics: Iowa, Ban the Box, Lawsuits, Discrimination

Pre-Employ Recognized on Workforce's 2018 Hot List

Posted by Pre-Employ Marketing on August 02, 2018

Exciting News! Pre-Employ has been named to Workforce Magazine's 2018 Hot List for Background Checking Providers.

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Topics: Ban the Box, Customer Service

Retaliation Claims Continue to Rise

Posted by Bob Mather on February 16, 2017

For the seventh year in a row, retaliation claims top the list of the EEOC’s most frequent charge against employers. With over 90,000 charges filed in 2016, 45% of the claims involved retaliation against an employee that either involved adverse action or discharge. The trend to file against employers for retaliatory action shows no end in sight. 2016 saw almost 5,000 more charges than 2015, with more than $482 million in recovery received from employers in the private sector and government agencies.

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Topics: Background Checks, Ban the Box, Criminal History

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, Fair Chance Initiative