As the recruitment industry evolves, staying compliant with the latest legislative updates remains a high priority. Inquiring about a candidate’s salary history has become a growing topic of discussion and jurisdictions throughout the country have made significant changes to prohibit employers from having the ability to request this information. Several jurisdictions have recently passed laws prohibiting employers from inquiring about, or relying upon, a job applicant’s salary history in their hiring practices. The goals of these laws are to increase pay equity and ensure applicants are paid in accordance with the job they are being offered, rather than based on their previous pay.
Support for fair hiring practices continues to gain momentum with policy makers and workers alike. Currently, there are 29 states which have adopted such policies and 9 states have removed conviction questions from job applications in the private sector. California has recently “banned the box” for the public sector, and is currently trying to do the same for private employers, but until then they have imposed fair chance regulations that have impacted both.
When employing and screening in Canada, there are a few key things you must consider when reviewing your background check process. When implementing or evaluating your background check program, be sure to take the following six requirements into consideration.
Topics: International Background Checks
Who is driving for you? Benefits and compliance requirements of this product
Finding qualified drivers for your organization can be difficult. Company drivers are some of the highest liability employees and contractors. These individuals may be driving company vehicles, using their own vehicle to fulfill company duties, or driving to earn extra cash on the side in the shared economy. Either way, if something goes wrong, the finger is pointed at your organization. Therefore, it is important to know the various regulations and obligations your organization has in regards to compensating drivers.
Topics: Driving History
We were previously mentioned in a blog post by API evangelist Anthony Rossano on comparebackgroundcheckapis.com as he listed us as the best background check API available on the market following his research on background check APIs.
Topics: Background Check API
While we have written many articles on our blog geared toward the background screening industry best practices, compliance, and even something on “holiday baking," I find myself increasingly reading articles and online advertisements promising real-time background check results, identity verification, and “the most” comprehensive background checks. I have noticed this, particularly, in the last year or two as the industry has moved towards API offerings and had many new entrants.
When determining the best drug testing method to use at your organization, it is important to decide the criteria that fits best with your organizational needs. For some organizations the most important aspect of their drug testing program is the window of detection (time frame in which a drug can be detected since last use). Other organizations may weigh more heavily on drug testing costs or turnaround times. Below you will find an overview of the main drug testing methods available and the pros and cons to each type.
Topics: Drug Testing
The Accurate Background Check API provides the broadest offering in the industry for U.S. and international background checks, employment and educational verifications, work authorization and drug testing requirements. Yesterday we released the newest version of our background check API (Version 3). Main enhancements of the new v3 release focuses on developer productivity and implementation simplicity:
Austin’s City Council passed Ordinance 20160324-019 (DRAFT)*, adding Chapter 4-15 to the City Code and making Austin the first city in Texas to expand “Fair Chance Hiring” practices to private employers. The new law takes effect on April 4, 2016.
You still have one week left to register for our upcoming webinar with IBM Kenexa on best practices for creating positive candidate experiences while also supporting your FCRA compliance program.