Compliance Clip September 2019

YOU’RE INVITED TO AN A-CHECK COMPLIANCE WEBINAR

5 Reasons Not to Take the Day Off from Compliance– Wednesday, September 18, 2019  |  10:00 am PST

Gary Hanley our Compliance Director is delivering information on FCRA Compliance.

Class-action lawsuits over alleged FCRA violations during the background screening process continue to be on the rise. And with this increasing litigation in mind, we’re dedicated to providing ongoing information on how to fairly utilize background screen (consumer) reports, and help you remain compliant with federal, state and local regulations.

PLUS: Attend the full webinar and receive one hour of HRCI (Human Resources Certification Institute) Credit.

To register for this free, informative webinar, simply follow the link below:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1011188259296998411

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TESTING
In the last year, a record number of states have amended or enacted laws which regulate marijuana testing, accommodations, and use. In order to avoid drug policies going up in smoke come 2020, employers should ensure their policies comply with state laws governing medical and recreational marijuana use. Issues to consider include whether pre-employment testing is permitted and/or necessary; ensuring safety is the focus of reasonable suspicion testing; and how to reconcile drug testing policies with accommodation requirements under federal and state laws: READ MORE

AS A REMINDER: At A-Check, we’re happy to help implement a drug screening program that meets your evolving needs—or make adjustments to the program you’re already running with us. Just give us a call at 877-345-2021 and ask to speak with someone on your Client Relations team.

BAN THE BOX
The Ban the Box trend continues, with yet more jurisdictions exploring (or passing) legislation limiting the use of criminal record history during the employment process. Here are the latest:

Washington D.C.: The District of Columbia (D.C.) has filed more than 1,100 charges against employers for asking about criminal histories on job applications since 2014, when a law that banned the practice took effect: READ MORE

Nevada: Reno Justice Court has purged all Criminal Records filed on or before December 31, 2004 pursuant to the Supreme Court of Nevada Retention Guidelines and Nevada Revised Statute 239.110.  In addition; any cases filed on or after January 1, 2005 with no action for a period of not less than TEN (10) years have been destroyed upon review/determination of the Court: READ MORE             

Colorado: In an effort to prevent persons with criminal records from being automatically ruled out for job vacancies, Colorado Governor Jared Polis has signed “ban the box” legislation: READ MORE

SALARY HISTORY BAN
Laws aimed at ending the cycle of pay discrimination are also gaining momentum. State and local governments are enacting legislation to prohibit employers from asking applicants salary information:

Illinois: On July 31, 2019, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a law prohibiting Illinois employers from asking job applicants or their previous employers about salary history: READ MORE

Questions? We’re here to help!

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