Potential Issues in using Social Media Information in Employment Decisions (Discussion)

Below are some of the common issues and considerations for using social media information in employment decisions. Illegal discrimination According to a 2018 national survey conducted on behalf of CareerBuilder by Harris Poll, 70% of employers use social media to screen candidates before hiring. While they may not be searching […]

Ninth Circuit Defines “Standalone, Clear and Conspicuous” Disclosure for Obtaining Employment-Purpose Background Checks

On January 29, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Gilberg v. California Check Cashing Stores, LLC instructed employers about the importance of complying with background check disclosure requirements found in the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Pursuant to the federal statute, employers who want to obtain […]

2018 Year-End Recap of State and Local Laws on Background Screening

2018 was a big year with the hottest legislative trends for private employers: laws limiting background checks in the form of “ban-the-box” measures, credit check restrictions and prohibitions on inquiries into salary history. With many new laws requiring compliance over the last year – and two that took effect January […]