Navigating Vaccine Management Platform Challenges for HR Leaders

Many Americans have awaited the day the country could reopen and welcome workers back to in-person environments safely. The Covid-19 vaccine roll-out has brought us closer than ever. But some companies are wondering how they can legally monitor their employees’ vaccination status. There are many ways to collect vaccination data from your workforce, but today…

Read More

How COVID-19 Is Influencing Background Check Laws by State

Amongst the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses had to evolve to changing global conditions and new regulations quickly. Office closures affected more than your company but all of them. Closures include government offices and courthouses, most of which have been operating on closed or limited schedules. Many activities like parole hearings or legal proceedings are postponed or…

Read More

How HR Departments Could Use Blockchain Technology for Background Checks

block chain

Blockchain, a technology involving “chains” of unalterable ledgers, was invented in 2008 for use in managing the cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. Essentially, blockchain is a continuously growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked and secured using cryptography. It’s managed by a peer-to-peer network that adheres to protocols for communication and validation of new blocks. It’s…

Read More

Judge’s Ruling on Criminal Background Checks in Texas Muddles Hiring Compliance

judges javil

In 2012, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) under the Obama administration began advising employers to use criminal background checks during job screenings only when the inquiry is directly job-related or necessary for the business. Issued in the form of guidance, the EEOC clarification described employer policies that may violate Title VII of the…

Read More

Uber Settles Class-Action Lawsuit over Background Checks

A class-action lawsuit disputing Uber’s claims that the background checks it conducts on its drivers are “industry-leading” has been settled. The company has agreed to pay a total of $28.5 million to about 25 million riders across the country and to reword the language related to a fee. The settlement was filed on February 11…

Read More

Government to Increase Oversight of Background Check Industry in 2016

Government oversight of the background check industry is expected to increase in 2016. Federal agencies such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will increase emphasis on accuracy in background checks, especially related to criminal records. Regulators, legislators, and advocacy groups are concerned about false positives, in which a criminal record is reported without sufficient indicators…

Read More

A Vote Against Background Checks

Earlier this year, one state discovered how lawmakers can impact the role and impact of background games. Colorado senators rejected a plan that would have led to the nation’s first requirement for criminal background checks for people who work with youth sports organizations. The defeated bill would have been set up to prevent convicted sex…

Read More