Archive for the Employment-Related Background Checks Category

Off-the-Court Foul Costs Steve Masiello $5 Million Coaching Gig

Off-the-Court Foul Costs Steve Masiello $5 Million Coaching Gig

Beyond setting forth the applicant’s qualifications for the position, the resume or the employment application is the least expensive integrity test an employer will ever give an applicant.

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How We Got Here: The State of Texas vs. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

How We Got Here: The State of Texas vs. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

In April 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a new policy guidance on the use of criminal records by employers. The purported intent of the document was to lay out the EEOC’s policy for identifying when an employer’s process and criteria for reviewing applicants’ or employees’ […]

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San Francisco Significantly Restricts Employers’ Use of Employment Background Check Information

San Francisco Significantly Restricts Employers’ Use of Employment Background Check Information

On February 17th, San Francisco became the latest municipality to place limitations on employers’ inquiries into job applicants’ criminal histories. However, The City by the Bay wasn’t satisfied with this encroachment into employer’s decision-making process and took it much farther.

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CBS 11 News Interviews Imperative President Mike Coffey About Uber’s Background Checks

CBS 11 News Interviews Imperative President Mike Coffey About Uber’s Background Checks

As a follow up to my blog post earlier this week about how car-sharing service Uber’s flawed background screening process exposed customers to drivers with recent felony backgrounds, CBS 11 interviewed me about the issue. The full text of the story is available on the CBS11 website.

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An Uber-Important Lesson Learned About Background Checks

An Uber-Important Lesson Learned About Background Checks

Uber, which operates UberX, the ride-share service that allows regular people to sell car rides to the public, has revised its background screening policy in response to a Chicago Tribune article indicating that one of its non-professional drivers had a 2010 felony conviction for residential burglary. This revelation […]

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Whole Foods The Latest Employer to be Sued for Background Check Compliance Issues

Whole Foods The Latest Employer to be Sued for Background Check Compliance Issues

Whole Foods is the latest employer to face a federal class-action lawsuit alleging FCRA compliance issues.

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Webinar Series Focuses on Effective and Compliant Background Check Processes

Webinar Series Focuses on Effective and Compliant Background Check Processes

With the amount of attention employers’ use of criminal records is getting from legislators, regulators, and plaintiff’s attorneys, employers can’t afford not to audit their process for compliance

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Are background checks creating “a large, miserable underclass of people?”

Are background checks creating “a large, miserable underclass of people?”

Ouch! “You are a proponent of having a large, miserable underclass of people who are excluded from having their basic needs met through employment.”

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New Jersey Takes Step to Prohibit Employers From Asking About a Job Applicant’s Criminal History

New Jersey Takes Step to Prohibit Employers From Asking About a Job Applicant’s Criminal History

The Ban the Box movement continues to restrict employers’ ability to design effective and efficient selection processes.

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City Gets Burned by Its Own Ban The Box Ordinance

An appointment by the the mayor of Hartford, Connecticut was recently withdrawn after it was revealed that the appointee had a felony criminal record. It seems that the city’s own “ban the box” ordinance, which removed the criminal history inquiry from the employment application, was part of […]

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