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.
As Accurate Background previously reported, Philadelphia's Ban the Box legislation Bill No. 150815 goes into effect Monday, March 14, 2016. This law amends Chapter 9-3500 of the Philadelphia Code (“Fair Criminal Records Screening Standards”) to include more comprehensive requirements.
As a consumer who has also worked in the background check industry for 14 years, I cringe on behalf of job applicants when I read stories about employment background checks that find the "wrong man." It seems to happen often that a background check finds inaccurate negative information because the background check was not thoroughly completed to get the most accurate information available. To give more insight into these types of situations, I wanted to provide additional information on best practices in the background check process that typically prevent this type of misidentification from happening.
When it comes to background checks, regulations are an undeniable and unavoidable reality. In order to steer clear of costly and unwanted complications, employers need to be properly educated on the ever-changing employment laws. In 2015, new regulations from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission pertaining to background screening made national headlines on an almost-daily basis. So, what can we expect in 2016? We’ll see a continuation of the hiring regulations that changed the face of employee screening last year.
Curious about what happened in the world of compliance last year? 2015 was a busy year with major changes impacting hiring processes across the country – from E-Verify, to Ban the Box, to Drug Testing.
Accurate Background and IBM Kenexa have teamed up on an upcoming best practices webinar for creating positive candidate experiences while also supporting your FCRA compliance program.
How to Keep the Triad in Balance
The heat is on when it comes to finding good talent. But the ability to secure candidates quickly while also reducing compliance risk is becoming increasingly difficult. This is especially true for companies in the sharing economy where onboarding patterns are dynamic and can fluctuate quickly.
On February 2nd, the European Commission and the Department of Commerce announced their plan to replace the EU US Safe Harbor Program with the New EU US Privacy Shield.
Philadelphia’s City Council recently passed an amendment to their existing ban the box legislation that goes much further than the City’s 2011 legislation. Bill No. 150815 takes effect on March 14, 2016 and amends Chapter 9-3500 of the Philadelphia Code (“Fair Criminal Records Screening Standards”) to include more comprehensive requirements.