Background Check News

From FCRA compliance and Ban the Box laws to marijuana regulations and salary history bans, background check thought leaders share their insights on the latest news and developments in this ever-changing industry.

Will the Workforce Justice Act of 2021 Pass?

Will the Workforce Justice Act of 2021 Pass?

In early March of this year, Representatives recently introduced the Workforce Justice Act of 2021. If passed, it would give states three years to implement consistent Ban the Box policies that prohibit employers from asking job applicants about their criminal history...

Hire Image’s Top Ten Background Screening Predictions for 2021

Hire Image’s Top Ten Background Screening Predictions for 2021

1. Background Screening Challenges Will Continue as a Result of COVID-19 Government, business, and education closures in 2020 due to the pandemic have significantly and negatively affected myriad industries including background screening. Industries will continue to...

Lakeland, Florida Bans the Box

Lakeland, Florida Bans the Box

In 1998, Hawaii was the first state to Ban the Box. Since then, 33 states and more than 150 municipalities have also banned the box. The state of Florida has not banned the box but many municipalities within the state have legislation enacted to Ban the Box including...

New York City Amends its Fair Chance Act

New York City Amends its Fair Chance Act

Effective July 29, 2021, New York City employers will be pointedly more limited with regard to actions allowed against employees, applicants, and independent contractors as they relate to criminal background checks. Since 2015, New York City’s Fair Chance Act (FCA)...