As discussed previously, Los Angeles has enacted the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, also known as “Ban the Box.” This makes it illegal for employers with 10 or more employees to request background information until, post-offer.
Companies all over the country are seeing their budgets shrink and more funds are being allocated to the pre-employment screening process now, more than ever. It seems like costs have increased for everything from break-room supplies to criminal history checks.
“Liability!” You hear it every day and try to push it “downstream” as often as you can. You hire a background screening firm to help legally insulate you from it. The screening firm hires lawyers and researchers and buys massive amounts...
Starting November 4, 2010, MA will change The Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) System that is used to access criminal history information. The information available will be limited. Also, additional requirements will be imposed on requests and employers.