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    Washington D.C. Council Passes Ban on Credit History Screens

    Posted 02/16/2017 by Debbie Lamb, Junior Marketing Communications Manager

    The beginning of the year has been very busy with changes in hiring and employment laws from stringent ban the box laws in Los Angeles to bills being introduced on the local, state and federal levels banning salary history. These changing laws impact the hiring practices of every organization, big or small.

  • Credit Report Screenings Challenged in Illinois

    Credit Report Screenings Challenged in Illinois

    Posted 10/05/2016 by Debbie Lamb, Jr. MarComm Manager

    As a consumer, we all have rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act to have our personal information protected, including our credit history. When you’re applying to new company, you’re never quite sure what to expect. Every company has different expectations and requirements of their candidates, often causing the employment background check process to vary by industry and company. On top of these requirements, the laws continue to change – adding an additional layer of complexity and making it crucial for HR teams to understand regulations pertaining to background screenings. And this is especially true for using credit reports as part of a company’s background screening policy.

  • Navigating the Murky Waters of Credit Checks: When They Are Appropriate to use in Employment Screening

    Posted 05/15/2014 by Joe Rotondo

    Credit checks have been a hot topic in the employment screening industry for a number of years; however, two recent lawsuits involving the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have drawn attention to the subject outside of the industry.