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)...

NBA Will Not Conduct Marijuana Drug Testing in 2020-2021

NBA Will Not Conduct Marijuana Drug Testing in 2020-2021

The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) have recently announced that they will not conduct random marijuana testing during the 2020-21 season, which begins December 22, 2020. "Due to the unusual circumstances in conjunction with the pandemic, we...

Hire Image Celebrates International Anti-Fraud Awareness Week

Hire Image Celebrates International Anti-Fraud Awareness Week

Hire Image is celebrating International Anti-Fraud Awareness Week. Fraud Week, as it is commonly known, runs November 15 to 21, 2020 and was established by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) in order to remind businesses to not just join in the effort...

Hire Image Background Screening for Higher Education

Hire Image Background Screening for Higher Education

While much has changed over the past few months, one thing that hasn’t is the importance of education. Hire Image works with colleges and universities around the country and understands the unique needs and challenges in running a higher education institution. We work...