Happy New Year!

Here are two editions of the AGG Compliance News Flash covering the following topics:

  • E-Verify;
  • California’s Consumer Privacy Act;
  • Ban the box and salary history restrictions in the hiring process;
  • Investigation by the Department of Justice into hiring practices;
  • The Fair Credit Reporting Act and who qualifies as an “employee”; and
  • News

Please join me next week for a discussion about what employers need to be aware of regarding pre-employment background checks to ensure you have compliant background screening policies and procedures in place. Some of the topics I will discuss include the Fair Credit Reporting Act, state law regarding restrictions on the use of credit information

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman recently announced settlements against two major retailers (Big Lots Stores and Marshalls) for violations of Buffalo’s “Ban the Box” ordinance at local stores.  Click here to read the announcement.   In addition, the stores agreed to pay fines of $100,000 (Big Lots) and $95,000 (Marshalls).

State and local Ban

Join me for a webinar on April 8th related to background screening, during which I will be speaking with others on legal issues related to background screening.  The title of this free webinar is, “Background Checks and the Fair Credit Reporting Act: Key Issues for North American Employers” and is sponsored by the Employment Law

Roy Maurer from the Society for Human Resources (SHRM) has written a good article entitled Ban-the-Box Movement Goes Viral which describes Ban the Box measures nationwide.  These measures impact private and public employers during the recruitment and hiring process and therefore must be considered as a part of a company’s overall hiring policies and procedures.