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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.

North Carolina Bans the Box for State Agencies

North Carolina Bans the Box for State Agencies

Hire Image reports that North Carolina will soon join the growing list of states and localities that have enacted Ban the Box laws across the country. As of November 1, 2020, state agency employers are prohibited from inquiring into an applicant’s “criminal history...

What Are Your Employees Up To?

What Are Your Employees Up To?

Hire Image, national leader in certified background checks, reports that there are many background check services that go far beyond the hiring of an employee. For example, Continuous Criminal Monitoring regularly scans nationwide criminal databases for any criminal...

A Brief Timeline of the Philadelphia Salary History Ban

A Brief Timeline of the Philadelphia Salary History Ban

Now that the Salary History Ban is effective in Philadelphia (as of September 1st), Hire Image thought it was a good time to check in on its checkered past.   What Does the Salary History Ban Do? Similar to other state and local Salary History Bans, under...

Pandemic or Not, the FCRA Still Applies to Background Checks

Pandemic or Not, the FCRA Still Applies to Background Checks

Despite the unemployment rate and business closures during the COVID-19 pandemic, companies are still hiring. And despite the enormous amount of changes resulting from the pandemic, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) still applies when a company performs a...