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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.

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...

Washington State Enacts Salary History Ban

Washington State Enacts Salary History Ban

Hire Image reports that, effective July 28, 2019, Washington employers with 15 or more employees are prohibited from asking applicants or their current or former employers about their prior wages or salaries.  Employers are also prohibited from requiring an...

Kansas City Enacts Salary History Ban

Kansas City Enacts Salary History Ban

Hire Image reports that, effective October 31, 2019, Kansas City employers with six or more employees are prohibited from: Asking about the salary history of an applicant for employment; Screening applicants based on their current or prior wages, benefits, other...