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MORRISVILLE, N.C., SEPTEMBER 16, 2015 – The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) announced today that CriminalRecordCheck.com (CRC) has successfully demonstrated compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP) and will now be formally recognized as BSCC-Accredited. “It is with great pride that CriminalRecordCheck.com (CRC) acknowledges its BSCCRead More
EEOC PRESS RELEASE 9-8-15 Company’s Criminal Background Policy Disproportionately Affected African-American Logistics Workers, EEOC Charged GREENVILLE, S.C. – The U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina today entered a consent decree ordering BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC (BMW) to pay $1.6 million and provide job opportunities to alleged victims of race discrimination as partRead More
On May 6, 2015 the Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, signed Enactment: 2015/037, banning the use of credit reports by some employers. This ordinance will go into effect on or about September 3, 2015. The ordinance contains numerous and complicated exceptions, some of which require a familiarity with the functions of NewRead More
Attorneys: Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Christopher M. Cascino, Matthew Gagnon On April 29, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Mach Mining, LLC v. EEOC, No. 13-1019 (U.S. 2015), and concluded, in a unanimous opinion authored by Justice Kagan, that federal courts have the authority to review the EEOC’s conciliation efforts. In language that is sure toRead More
Attorneys: Pamela Q. Devata, Robert T. Szyba, Ephraim J. Pierre This morning, April 27, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the petition for writ of certiorari in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, No. 13-1339 (U.S.). The petition poses a critical question that may determine the future scope of congressional power, as well as consumer and workplace-relatedRead More
A class-action lawsuit in California accuses the social network LinkedIn of violating federal consumer protection laws by selling users’ employment history to potential employers without their consent. The lawsuit filed Thursday in a federal court in Northern California takes issue with LinkedIn’s job reference tool, which is available to employers who subscribe to its premiumRead More
The New York Office of Court Administration (OCA) has posted the following announcement on its website: “Please be advised that, effective April 1, 2014, OCA will no longer report a criminal history for any individual whose only conviction was a single misdemeanor more than ten years prior to the date of request.” If you haveRead More
Charlotte City Manager Ron Carlee has removed the box on the city job applications that asks candidates to disclose their criminal history. The move puts Charlotte among a growing roster of cities, including Durham, Seattle and Minneapolis, that have eliminated the question on applications to make it easier for people with criminal histories to getRead More
Snowden debacle costing Providence Equity by Josh Kosman of the New York Post… The Edward Snowden spy affair not only imperils the National Security Agency’s operations, but also threatens Jonathan Nelson’s Providence Equity Partners. One of Nelson’s largest investments, $782 million in equity – is in Altegrity, the parent company of USIS, which allegedly failedRead More
Federal Ban on Employment Credit Checks Proposed Excerpted from Washingtontimes.com, By Tiffany Madison Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) introduced legislation that prevents companies from considering a candidate’s credit history during the hiring process. Warren believes the screening process establishes unnecessary roadblocks for the poor seeking lucrative employment. Click here for the full article…Read More
Excerpted from delawareonline.com, by Nichole Dobo Delaware State University has adopted a new procedure for checking the background of high-ranking employees, following revelations that the school hired a dean with a criminal record. The university Board of Trustees reviewed the new policy Thursday at its public meeting at DSU’s main campus in Dover. The hiringRead More
Excerpted from starnewsonline.com, by Jason Gonzales Brunswick County was prompted by a lawsuit to take a closer look at enacting a stricter background check policy for its recreation league coaches and volunteers. The lawsuit was filed in Brunswick County Superior Court on August 12 and says the county violated its volunteer policy by letting twoRead More
The Federal Trade Commission sent letters to ten data broker companies warning that their practices could violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) after a test-shopping operation by the FTC indicated the companies were willing to sell consumer information without abiding by FCRA requirements. The test-shopping operation was part of a worldwide privacy protection effort.Read More
Rep. Hansen Clarke of Michigan recently proposed H.R. 6220, the “Ban the Box Act of 2012.” This legistation would prohibit most employers from inquiring about an applicant’s criminal history or conducting a criminal record check prior to a conditional offer of employment. H.R. 6220 would allow employers to conduct a criminal record check prior to anRead More