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5 Times Britney Spears Broke the Law in Her Videos

Britney Spears

Britney Spears is one of the biggest music stars of all time. Since 1999, she’s consistently set the world on fire with her unique brand of dance pop, but it’s her videos that really bring her songs to life. And as a background screening provider, we couldn’t help but notice how bad her background check … Continue reading 5 Times Britney Spears Broke the Law in Her Videos

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The Greatest Background Checkers (Detectives) of All Time

The Greatest Background Checkers (Detectives) of All Time

So what makes a good detective? Is it an ability to think outside the box? Is it the intuition to know when you’re being deceived? Is it a level of “street smarts” that enable you to blend effortlessly into the world around you? For the 7 legends on our list, it’s a combination of all … Continue reading The Greatest Background Checkers (Detectives) of All Time

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TGIT’s Most Legendary Background Checks

TGIT's Most Legendary Background Checks

Branded Thank God It’s Thursday (TGIT), ABC’s Thursday-night primetime drama programming takes the classic “whodunit” cocktail and spikes it with Red Bull. In particular, “How to Get Away with Murder” and the now dearly departed “Scandal” are 60 minutes of pure, unadulterated WTF. Aside from their wild plot twists, these two dramas have something else … Continue reading TGIT’s Most Legendary Background Checks

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Massachusetts Attorney General on the Hunt for ‘Ban the Box’ Violators

hunt for ban the box violates

Just after Massachusetts passed its criminal justice reform bill, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy announced that her office conducted an investigation into the employment applications of more than 70 businesses in the Boston area to determine if they violated the state’s ban the box law. In all, the AG office entered into agreements with four … Continue reading Massachusetts Attorney General on the Hunt for ‘Ban the Box’ Violators

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York (PA) City Council Adopts Fair Chance Hiring Policy

Ban the box employment screening

York City Council adopted a new hiring policy with the goal of giving people who  have served their time equal opportunity to find employment.  The new hiring policy has York, PA joining an ever-growing list of states and municipalities in ‘banning the box’, which removes from job applications questions regarding an applicant’s past criminal record. … Continue reading York (PA) City Council Adopts Fair Chance Hiring Policy

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Linn County, Iowa Agrees to ‘Ban the Box’ for County Job Seekers

Ban the Box

Supervisors in Linn County, Iowa’s second largest county, have agreed to ban the box  for those seeking employment with the county.  While the county will continue to require background checks for workers who are around vulnerable populations, such as law enforcement and daycare, it will not ask applicants about a criminal background in either an … Continue reading Linn County, Iowa Agrees to ‘Ban the Box’ for County Job Seekers

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It’s Official: California Bans the Box

Ban the Box

On October 14, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown announced that he had signed Assembly Bill 1008, amending the California Fair Employment Housing Act (FEHA) to include Government Code section 12952. Essentially, the new section “bans the box” — restricting employer’s ability to make hiring decisions based on conviction history. Going into effect January 1, 2018, … Continue reading It’s Official: California Bans the Box

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Texas and Indiana Introduce Legislation Intended To Curtail “Ban-the-Box” Laws

Texas and Indiana

Nationally, many cities and counties have adopted legislation designed to restrict the ability of employers to inquire about the criminal histories of candidates during the application process. The ordinances, known as “ban-the-box” laws, have garnered some pushback from lawmakers in two states — Indiana and Texas. The Indiana State Legislature recently passed Indiana Senate Bill … Continue reading Texas and Indiana Introduce Legislation Intended To Curtail “Ban-the-Box” Laws

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New York Court of Appeals Clarifies Who’s Responsible for Discriminatory Hiring Based on Criminal History

Criminal History

Under the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL), employers are prohibited from discriminating based on criminal history, and any entities associated with employers that violate the NYSHRL can also be held liable, but only for aiding and abetting a violation of the law. This legal clarification comes as a result of the Court’s ruling in the … Continue reading New York Court of Appeals Clarifies Who’s Responsible for Discriminatory Hiring Based on Criminal History

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CA Business Owners Must Stop Factoring In Criminal Histories in Hiring Decisions

California Hiring

Starting July 1, 2017, employers in California with five or more employees will be prohibited from considering criminal histories when making employment decisions. This ruling comes as part of a new set of regulations set forth by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)—regulations that also prohibit employment discrimination based on race, religion, … Continue reading CA Business Owners Must Stop Factoring In Criminal Histories in Hiring Decisions

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