Posts tagged: employment law

Government Accountability Office (GAO) Releases Report on Criminal History Records

by Thomas C. Lawson, CFE, CII Criminal History Records – The GAO, a watchdog that investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars, released a report in February 2015 on the use of criminal background checks titled ‘Criminal History Records: Additional Actions Could Enhance the Completeness of Records Used For Employment-Related Background Checks (GAO-15-162).’ The […]

Tennessee Passes Employer Privacy Act S.B. 1808

TN passes S.B. 1808 further restricting employers from requiring personal data of applicants and… Click To Tweet These new laws indicate a growing trend that restricts employers from accessing applicant’s and employee’s personal online content. In April 2014, Wisconsin became the 13th state to adopt a social media password protection law and subsequently, Tennessee has […]

Exceptions to the 7-year criminal history rule

by Thomas C. Lawson, CFE, CII Well, there are a number of screening companies that ignore California Law, following only the Federal law which has lifted the time requirement.  California is special in that it maintains a 7-year reporting limit on convictions and a violation of that rule is a big deal! One other thing […]

California AB 22 and the Use of Employment Credit Reports

A Case for Candidacy Determinant in the Wake of Bad Legislation by Thomas C. Lawson, CFE, CII As someone who has been in the employment screening and credit reporting business since 1980, I have seen just about every attempt possible to thwart the use of credit reports in various settings as a candidacy determinant – […]

What happens to your business if AB 22 passes and is signed?

by Thomas C. Lawson, CFE, CII Well, for us, not much because the language is vague enough, and the justification for the use of the report easy enough so that those who presently use credit reports in the employment context can easily justify their continued use. Also, like any law of this type, it is […]

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