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March 2017 - Deadline for E-Verify 10-Year Purge is March 31st

E-Verify March 31st Deadline for Purging Records is Approaching Quickly … Act Now


E-Verify records dated on or before December 31, 2006 will be purged after March 31, 2017.
Each year, in...

February 2017 - Washington DC the Latest Jurisdiction to Restrict the Use of Credit Screening by Employers

On February 15, 2017, the “Fair Credit in Employment Amendment Act of 2016” (A21-0673) was signed into law and will become effective March 17, 2017, after a mandatory 30 day congressional review. ...

February 2017 - Hire Image to Present Free Webinar: Hiring and Maintaining a Legal Workforce: What’s New in 2017

On February 28 at 3:00 pm EST, Hire Image CEO Christine Cunneen will host a free webinar:  Hiring and Maintaining a Legal Workforce: What's New in 2017.

Join Montserrat Miller, Partner with Arnall...

January 2017 - Hire Image to Present Free Webinar "Background Screening: Identifying the Trends and Challenges Facing Employers in the Year Ahead"

On January 25 at 3:00 pm EST, Hire Image CEO Christine Cunneen will host a free webinar:  Background Screening: Identifying the Trends and Challenges Facing Employers in the Year Ahead.

Featured...

December 2016 - City of Los Angeles Adopts Fair Chance Initiative Requiring More Than Just ‘Ban the Box’

Effective January 22, 2017, The Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative prohibits employers located or doing business in the City of Los Angeles with ten or more employees from inquiring about an...

December 2016 - OPM Finalizes Federal Agency Ban-the-Box Rule

December 1, 2016 - The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) published Final Rule (FR Doc. 2016-28782) that will prohibit federal agencies from inquiring about an applicant’s criminal history...

November 2016 - New Form I-9 Published by USCIS

November 14, 2016 - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.Employers must use the new Form I-9 by Jan. 22, 2017. Until...

November 2016 - Post-Incident Drug Screening Changes under New OSHA Provisions

Beginning December 1st, employers will need to abide by OSHA’s new final rule on reporting workplace accident or injury (29 CFR 1904.35). The rule clarifies the existing implicit requirement that an...

September 2016 - Hire Image To Present Free "Risk Mitigation" Webinar

On November 9 at 3:00 EDT, Hire Image will present a free webinar: Risk Mitigation Related to Personal Data. Hire Image CEO Christine Cunneen and Montserrat Miller, CIPP/US, partner with Arnall...

August 2016 - Colorado Bill Repeals Duplicate Reporting Requirements for Employment Verification

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed House Bill 16-1114 on June 8, 2016.  The bill amends Colorado Revised Statute  8-2-122, which required employers to affirm legal work status and maintain a...

July 2016 - EU-U.S. Privacy Shield is Adopted

On July 12, 2016, the European Union formally adopted the revamped EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.  This new framework protects the fundamental rights of anyone in the EU whose personal data is transferred...

July 2016 - Philadelphia Credit Restrictions Ordinance in Effect

On June 7, 2016, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed bill number 160072 as passed by The City Council of Philadelphia, amending Chapter 9-1100 of The Philadelphia Code entitled "Fair Practices...

June 2016 - Connecticut to ‘Ban the Box’ on January 1, 2017

Effective January 1, 2017 all employers in the state of Connecticut with one or more employees are prohibited from inquiring about an applicant’s criminal history on an initial employment...

June 2016- States With Unique Drug Testing Laws: What You Need to Know to Avoid Liability

Many states and even some cities have specific requirements and restrictions when it comes to testing employees and applicants for drugs or alcohol. Whether your operations are located in one of...

May 2016 - Vermont Becomes Eighth State to 'Ban the Box' for Private Employers

Effective July 1, 2017, all VT employers are prohibited from requesting information about criminal history on an initial application form. Employers may inquire about a prospective employee's...

May 2016 – Christine Cunneen Interviewed On RI Public Radio Show

Hire Image CEO Christine Cunneen was recently interviewed for “The Bottom Line,” Rhode Island Public Radio‘s weekly look at the business community in the state. In the studio, she spoke with hosts...

May 2016 - Target FCRA Class Action Dismissed in Rare Win for Employers

On May 12, 2016, a District Court judge in Minnesota dismissed the FCRA lawsuit Thomas J. Just v. Target Corporation. In the case, filed in November of 2015, the plaintiff alleged that Target...

May 2016 - Hire Image to Present Free "Communicating with Applicants" Webinar

On May 25, 2016 at 3:00 pm EDT, Hire Image will host a free webinar: "Communicating with Applicants - Local Laws Now Tougher Than FCRA Requirements." Hire Image CEO Christine Cunneen, will give the...

April 2016 - Uber to Pay Up to $25 Million for Allegedly Misleading Consumers About Background Checks

On April 7, 2016, Uber agreed to settle a lawsuit brought against the company in 2014 by the district attorneys of both San Francisco and Los Angeles. In the suit, the ride-sharing provider was...

April 2016 - Use of Medical Review Officer Helps Employer Beat Claim of Discriminatory Termination

In the case of Roman v Leggett and Platt, Inc. the plaintiff was subject to random drug testing as a result of his role in a safety sensitive position at the company. He tested positive for the...

April 2016 - Austin Joins Ban-the-Box Movement

Austin’s Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance went into effect on April 4, 2016.  This “Ban-the-Box” law prohibits private employers from inquiring about an applicant’s criminal history until after making a...

March 2016 - Philadelphia Tightens Ban the Box Restrictions

Effective March 14, 2016, all Philadelphia employers will face significant changes to the “ban the box” rules that have been in place since 2011. Under the new law employers, regardless of size, ...

March 2016 - U.S. and EU Publish Details of New Privacy Shield Framework

When the Safe Harbor data transfer agreement was invalidated last year, the European Union (EU) and the United States began work on defining a new set of rules to govern the flow and handling of...

February 2016 - Judge Denies Sprint’s Motion to Dismiss FCRA Class Action Suit

On February 18th, a federal judge in Illinois denied Sprint’s motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit brought against the company in October of 2015.  In the original compliant the plaintiff claimed...

February 2016 - Operators of Alleged Diploma Mills Charged by FTC

In a February 10, 2016 press release, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it has filed charges against two operators of online high schools.  The two companies provided little in the...

June 2016 - Hire Image Announces New Compliance & Operations Manager

Hire Image LLC, a nationwide background screening, employment verification and drug testing company headquartered in Rhode Island, has announced that Dorothy Riley has been named compliance and...

February 2016 - State Specific Notices in Background Check Disclosure Could Be Willful Violation of FCRA

A federal court in the Northern District of California refused the Defendant’s request for dismissal in the case of Lagos v. The Leland Stanford Junior University.  The Plaintiff, Thomas Lagos, ...

February 2016 - EU Commission and United States Agree to Safe Harbor Replacement

On February 2, 2016 the European Commission and the United States came to an agreement on a replacement for the Safe Harbor framework which was declared invalid on October 6, 2015 after 16 years of...

January 2016 - Major Retailers Investigated and Fined by NYS Attorney General for Buffalo "Ban the Box" Violations

According to a January 20, 2016  press release by the office of New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, settlements have been reached with Big Lots Stores and Marshalls after an investigation...

January 2016 - Wells Fargo Settles FCRA Class Action Lawsuit for $12 Million

In order to settle a class action lawsuit brought against them for alleged violations under the Fair Credit Reporting Act(FCRA), Wells Fargo has agreed to pay $12 million in the case of Terrell...

January 2016 - Final Regulations and Guidance Issued on New Jersey Ban the Box Law

On December 7, 2015, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) released the final regulations and guidance that apply to the state-wide “ban the box” law known as The...

January 2016 - EEOC Sues Temp Agency for Allegedly Failing to Hire a Methadone User

On November 3, 2015 the EEOC filed the suit EEOC v. Randstad, US, LP, 1:15-cv-03354, claiming that the Baltimore based temporary agency refused to hire April Cox because of her disability.  According...

January 2016 - Another FCRA Class Action Ends with a Large Settlement

Calvin Klein agreed to a preliminary settlement agreement of $716,400 in the case of Luis A Rodriquez v Calvin Klein Inc., and PVH Corporation. Luis Rodriguez brought the suit after being denied...

December 2015 - Philadelphia to Expand Ban the Box Law Requirements on March 14, 2016

Effective March 14, 2016, all Philadelphia employers will face significant changes to the “ban the box” rules that have been in place since 2011. Under the new law employers, regardless of size, are...

December 2015 - Annual E-Verify Records Purge to Take Place January 1st

As of January 1, 2016, all E-Verify records that were created on or prior to December 31, 2005 will be purged from the electronic employment eligibility verification system in accordance with the...

December 2015 - Portland City Council Trumps State Law with Its Own “Ban the Box” Ordinance

Effective July 1, 2016, the City Council of Portland, Oregon passed a “Ban the Box” ordinance by adding Chapter 23.10, Removing Barriers to Employment, to the city Code and impacts both public and...

December 2015 - New Drug Tests allowed for Commercial Drivers under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act

On December 4, 2015, President Obama signed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act which provides funding to improve US roadways, bridges, rail network, and transit systems over the...

November 2015 - Commission Releases Legal Enforcement Guidance on NYC's Fair Chance Act

The Fair Chance Act which prohibits NYC employers and contractors from inquiring into the criminal history of applicants until after a conditional offer of employment went into effect on October...

November 2015 - Hire Image to Host Free Webinar on Background Screening Compliance for Employers

Webinar will be held on November 17, 2015 
JOHNSTON, R.I., POMPANO BEACH, FL, and VANCOUVER, WA (October 22, 2015):  Hire Image LLC, a background screening, verification and drug testing company...

October 2015 - Hire Image Earns SHRM Preferred Provider Status

On October 2nd Hire Image was granted Preferred Provider status by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). This recognition gives Hire Image the ability to award SHRM Professional...

October 2015 - European Court of Justice Declares "Safe Harbor" Invalid

On October 6th, a data privacy pact known as “Safe Harbor” was declared invalid by the European high court. Safe Harbor is an agreement that has been in place for 15 years, allowing businesses in the...

October 2015 - Staffing Agency Settles Class Action For Alleged FCRA Violations

A Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) related case brought against Infinity Staffing Solutions LLC in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has been settled. Infinity claimed no...

October 2015 - Amazon Denied Motion of Summary Judgment in FCRA Case

In October a US District Court judge in Washington denied Amazon’s request for Summary Judgment in a case brought by Gregory Williams that names both Amazon and their staffing agency, SMX, as...

October 2015 - As of 10/27 NYC Employers Must Use Fair Chance Act Notice Form Before Taking Adverse Action

The NYC Commission on Human Rights has released the Fair Chance Act Notice form in preparation for the law that goes into effect on Tuesday, October 27th.

Whenever an employer in New York City...

October 2015 - Victory for Employer in Class Action FCRA Case

A federal judge in California has granted a motion to dismiss in the class action lawsuit COLEMAN v. KOHL’S DEPARTMENT STORES, INC. Former employees Kayoni Coleman, employed by Kohl's in California...

October 2015 - Maine Restricts Use of Social Media

Effective October 15, 2015, Maine employers must abide by L.D. 921 which restricts their access to the social media accounts of applicants and employees.  Under the new law an employer may not:
...

September 2015 - Chipotle Faces Class Action Suit For Violations of FCRA and ICRAA

In a class action complaint filed in a California federal court, plaintiff Lorena Mejia claims that Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) as well as California’s...

September 2015 - New York City Fair Chance Act & Ban on Credit Reports

New York City recently passed two bills impacting NYC employers that are the strictest in the nation.

The Fair Chance Act* goes into effect October 27, 2015 and not only prohibits employers with 4...

September 2015 - BMW Settles EEOC Lawsuit

To settle a discrimination lawsuit brought against them by the EEOC in 2013, BMW Manufacturing Co. will pay $1.6 million to a group of 56 former employees and offer them their jobs back at a...

August 2015 - Cook County "Bans the Box"

Effective July 29, 2015, the Cook County Board of Commissioners passed an amendment to the Human Rights Ordinance, implementing one of the most comprehensive "ban the box" laws in the nation. The law...

August 2015- Hire Image to Host Free "Drugs In the Workplace" Webinar

JOHNSTON, R.I., (August 4, 2015):  Hire Image LLC, a nationwide background screening, employment verification and drug testing company with headquarters in Rhode Island and additional offices in...

July 2015 - Improper Disclosure Costs Chuck E. Cheese $1.75 Million

As we mentioned in January in our post Top 10 Background Screening Predictions For 2015, FCRA-related class action lawsuits are continuing to grow.  With no monetary cap and no requirement to prove...

June 2015- NYC's Fair Chance Act Signed Into Law

On June 30th, 2015, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed New York City’s version of “Ban the Box” into law. Officially known as The Fair Chance Act, the law will prohibit private employers in New York City...

June 2015- Oregon Governor Kate Brown Signs "Ban the Box" Bill

On June 25th, 2015 House Bill 3025 was signed by Governor Brown, adding Oregon to the list of states that place restrictions on employers with regard to when they may inquire about an applicant’s...

June 2015- What Happens in Vegas No Longer Needs to Stay in Vegas

On June 9, 2015, the Governor of Nevada signed into law Senate Bill No. 409 which effectively removed the seven year restriction of reporting criminal convictions in the State of Nevada.  Consumer...

June 2015- Washington D.C. Requires Conditional Offer of Employment Before Drug Testing for Marijuana Use is Permitted

On May 22, 2015 the Washington D.C Council approved and sent Act 21-67 to the Mayor.  The Act known as the “Prohibition of Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing Act of 2015” mandates that employers wait...

June 2015- Colorado Supreme Court Upholds Medical Marijuana Ruling

On Monday, June 15, 2015 the Colorado Supreme Court found that employers can fire workers who use marijuana for medical reasons, even though marijuana is legal in that state. 
Quadriplegic Brandon...

May 2015- Cook County Amends Human Rights Ordinance and Prohibits Use of Credit History in Employment Decisions

Effective May 20, 2015, the Cook County Illinois Board of Commissioners amended the Human Rights Ordinance to include credit history in the list of items an employer, agent of an employer, or...

May 2015- NYC Prohibits Credit Info for Employment Purposes

On May 6, 2015, New York City Mayor Bill DiBlasio signed NY Int. 0261-2014, a local law to amend the administrative code of the City of New York. The purpose of the law is to prohibit discrimination...

April 2015- Home Depot Settles FCRA Lawsuit for $1.8 Million- Follow These Steps to Follow FCRA Compliance

Home Depot USA, Inc. (Home Depot) agreed to pay $1.8 million to settle a class action lawsuit for allegedly violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) over its background check policies. ...

April 2015- Electronic Chain of Custody and Control Forms for DOT Drug Testing Approved

Washington, D.C.- On Monday, April 13, 2015, the Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST), U.S. Department of Transportation published a final rule amending regulations in 49 CFR Part 40 –...

April 2015- Paramount's Class Action FCRA Lawsuit DIsmissed

A California judge has recently ruled that Paramount Pictures Corporation has not run afoul of the federal law when it ran a credit report check on employment applicants, and has dismissed the class...

January 2015- SHRM looks to the future with ‘2015 Employment Screening Trends’ article

Hire Image CEO Christine Cunneen was a featured industry expert in SHRM’s “Know Before You Hire: 2015 Employment Screening Trends” article published this week. In it, she is quoted about the...

January 2015 - Chicago, IL Bans the Box

Chicago, IL: Effective January 1, 2015, employers within Chicago city limits may look into a job applicant’s criminal history only after notifying the applicant of an impending interview, or after a...

January 2015 - Prince George's County, MD Bans the Box

Prince George's County, MD: Effective January 20, 2015, employers with at least twenty-five full-time employees within the county can no longer ask about an applicant’s criminal history until after...

December 2014 - Columbia, MO Bans the Box

On Monday, December 1st, the Columbia City Council voted in favor of an ordinance that prevents employers from asking about an applicant’s criminal history until after a preliminary offer for...

December 2014 - Providence Business News Writes Story About Christine Cunneen

Providence Business News recently interviewed Hire Image CEO Christine Cunneen about her role as chair of the board of directors for the National Association of Professional Background Screeners. ...

November 2014- EEOC Criticized in Alexander Report

A staff report recently released by U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), senior Republican on the Senate Labor committee, criticizes the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), on many...

November 2014- Christine Cunneen Named NAPBS Chair

Christine M. Cunneen, chief executive officer of Hire Image LLC, a nationwide background screening, employment verification and drug testing company with offices in Rhode Island and Florida, was...

November 2014- Montgomery County MD Bans the Box for Private Employers

Montgomery County, MD: Effective January 1, 2015, the Montgomery County Council’s “ban the box” legislation will impact private employers who have 15 or more employees, with exceptions for those...

November 2014- CEO Christine Cunneen Makes Appearance on "Executive Suite" with Ted Nesi

On October 30, 2014, Hire Image CEO Christine Cunneen made her debut appearance on Ted Nesi's show, "Executive Suite." Topics covered included using social media to screen employment and residential...

September 2014- Hire Image Achieves Background Screening Credentialing Council Accreditation

The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) announced today that Hire Image LLC has successfully demonstrated compliance...

August 2014 - What are the consequences of "ban the box"? CEO Cunneen discusses in Inc. Magazine

CEO Christine Cunneen was featured in a recent Inc. Magazine article discussing the hot topic of "ban the box" and what it may mean for employers. Read the article here.

August 2014 - Hire Image Featured in Providence Business News

CEO Christine Cunneen and Hire Image were featured in Providence Business News earlier this month. Click here to read about Hire Image’s beginnings, recent trends in the industry, and a few...

August 2014 - New Jersey Bans the Box for Private Employers

Effective March 1, 2015, New Jersey will “ban the box” for both public and private employers. Governor Chris Christie signed the bill on August 11, 2014, prohibiting employers from inquiring about an...

July 2014 - Illinois "Ban the Box"

Effective January 1, 2015, Illinois will “ban the box” for private employers with fifteen or more employees. The bill was signed by Governor Pat Quinn on July 19, 2014, making Illinois the fifth...

July 2014 - CEO Cunneen Featured in NPR Broadcast on "Ban the Box"

CEO Christine Cunneen was featured as background screening expert in an NPR broadcast earlier this week. She discussed the recently passed "ban the box" bill in Washington D.C. Click the play button...

July 2014 - Washington D.C. "Ban the Box"

Following the trend of “ban the box” laws, Washington D.C. is the latest city to implement legislation restricting employers’ use of a job applicant’s criminal history in employment related...

June 2014 - CEO Cunneen Featured in PBN Article Discussing Resume Fraud

Hire Image CEO Christine Cunneen was featured as an expert in the background screening industry in a recent article published in the Providence Business News. The article discusses the hot topic of...

June 2014 - Congressional Hearing Focuses on Repercussions of EEOC Criminal Guidance

On June 10, 2014, the House Education and the Workforce Committee, Subcommittee on Workforce Protections held a hearing titled, "The Regulatory and Enforcement Priorities of the EEOC: Examining the...

June 2014 - FCRA Compliance Critical as Lawsuits Become Commonplace

Within the past few years, we have seen attorneys filing Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)-related class action lawsuits against large corporations more frequently, underscoring the need for companies...

May 2014 - "Ban the Box" Private Employer Update

With “ban the box” laws affecting private employers all over the country, it is vital that employers know and understand the laws in place in the areas where they do business. Two cities have...

April 2014- FCRA-Based Class-Action Lawsuits

In the past year, there has been a large increase in the number of FCRA-based class-action lawsuits. Here are a few recently settled or open cases reflecting the importance of following proper FCRA...

March 2014 - "Ban the Box" Private Employer Update

The “ban the box” grass roots campaign has been taking the country by storm, with San Francisco being the most recent municipality to adopt a ban. “Ban the box” initiatives typically remove the “have...

March 2014 - FTC & EEOC Offer Joint Guidelines for Background Checks

In February 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a joint publication discussing how the FTC’s Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and...

March 2014 - Credit Report Restrictions in Employment Screening

Since 2007, laws restricting the use of credit screening in employment decisions have become common.

Currently, ten states- California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, ...

December 2013 Federal Updates

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently filed a joint amicus brief in a Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) case. The purpose of the brief was to...

December 2013 State & Local Updates

State and Local Items of Interest

Minnesota bans the box; Minneapolis-based Target follows suit. 

On May 13, 2013, Minnesota became a Ban the Box state when Minnesota Governor Dayton signed SF...

September 2013 - Christine Cunneen Named Chair-Elect of NAPBS

Christine M. Cunneen, chief executive officer of Hire Image LLC, a nationwide background screening and drug testing company with offices in Rhode Island and Florida, was named chair-elect of the...

July 2013 - RI Passes "Ban the Box" Legislation

RI becomes the 10th state to pass “Ban the Box” legislation

Rhode Island became the 10th state in the nation to pass “Ban the Box” legislation, joining California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, ...

June 2013 - Hire Image CEO Christine Cunneen featured in PBN article on “Ban-the-box” legislation

Hire Image CEO, Christine Cunneen, featured in "Providence Business News" article as expert on "Ban-the-box" legislation

Click here to read the full article about the Ban-the-box bill, which is...

June 2013 - Hire Image CEO Christine Cunneen featured in National Federation of Independent Business

Hire Image CEO, Christine Cunneen, featured as background screening industry expert in National Federation of Independent Business

"Are Employee Background Checks Worth the Cost?"  Click here to...

May 2013 - NV Prohibits Credit Info for Employment Purposes

Nevada Prohibits Credit Info for Employment Purposes

Nevada joins California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Oregon, Vermont and Washington in enacting legislation to restrict...

May 2013 State & Local Updates

State and Local items of Interest

 Maryland – Ban the Box for State Applications

Senate Bill 4, approved by Governor Martin O’Malley on May 2, 2013, became the ninth state to Ban the Box by...

May 2013 Federal Updates

Federal Items of Interest 

FTC Issues Warning Letters

According to a May 7, 2013 release, The FTC recently issued warning letters to a handful of background screening providers. The letters...

May 2013 - EEOC Guidance Needs Revision

EEOC Guidance on Criminal Background Checks Needs Revision—  Particularly when it comes to ex-offender re-entry into the workforce

By Michael R. Klipper Meyer, Klipper & Mohr, PLLC

Last year, ...

May 2013 - US Commission on Civil Rights Inundated by Comments on EEOC Guidance

US Commission on Civil Rights Inundated by Comments on EEOC Guidance

The US Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) held a briefing in December to assess the impact of criminal background checks and...

May 2013 - Colorado Prohibits Use of Credit Information for Employment Purposes

Colorado Prohibits Use of Credit Information for Employment Purposes

Colorado recently became the ninth state, joining California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Oregon, Vermont and...

March 2013 - As Featured in Providence Business News: Mentors, sponsors crucial to achieving work goals

Featured in Providence Business News: Mentors, sponsors crucial to achieving work goals


Parents, teachers, professors, first senior-level supervisor:  Besides being the authority figures that...

March 2013 - Revised Form I-9 Released

Revised Form I-9 Released by USCIS

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised Form I-9 (Employment Eligibilty Verification) on March 8. The Form I-9 is required to be...

November 2012- Contrary to Popular Belief...The Real Story Behind Background Screening Reports

November 9, 2012
This morning, The Today Show ran a Rossen Report segment about how background screening companies have made reporting mistakes that caused candidates to unfortunately lose out on...

January 2013 - Federal Contractors & Subcontractors Targeted by OFCCP

Federal Contractors & Subcontractors Targeted by OFCCP – Warning of Potential Discrimination

The Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) joined ranks with...

2013 E-Verify® Mandates in Several States

2013 E-Verify® Mandates in Several States

Several states have enacted E-Verify® legislation that takes effect in 2013.

Georgia
Many larger employers in the state are already required to...

December 2012 - Virginia Mandates E-Verify®

Virginia Mandates E-Verify®

Virginia joined the growing number of states with mandatory E-Verify® requirements, effective December 1, 2012. Under HB737, all Virginia government agencies must...

November 2012 - Newark Expands "Ban the Box"

Newark Ordinance Expands "Ban the Box"

Effective November 18, 2012, there is a new municipal ordinance in Newark that generally prohibits covered employers from conducting a criminal history...

October 2012 - NC E-Verify® Law Phases In

North Carolina E-Verify® Law  Continues to Phase In

On June 23, 2011, Governor Beverly Perdue signed a bill into law requiring all cities, counties, and private employers of a certain size in...

Protect Yourself From Fake Resume Details

Protect Yourself From Fake Resume Details 

 People have been faking details on their resumes long before our economy took a nosedive. Competition among candidates, high unemployment, and sheer...

September 2010 - Background Checks on the Rise

Background Checks of Prospective Hires on the Rise

9/20/2010 Providence Business News

August 2012 - Hire Image CEO Christine Cunneen featured in Human Resource Executive magazine

Hire Image CEO featured in Human Resource Executive magazine

Hire Image CEO Christine Cunneen was featured as an expert in the background screening industry for the article "Vetting at the Top" in...

5 Myths About Verifications and References

5 Myths About Verifications and References

 There are many beliefs about background screening that make conducting one seem costly or time-consuming. However, what many business people don’t know...

August 2012 - As Featured in Providence Business News: Criminal records may unfairly color hiring

As Featured in Providence Business News: Criminal records may unfairly color hiring

With high unemployment rates, employers are receiving more applications than ever before in an attempt to fill...

July 2012 - Virginia Governor Corbett Signs E-Verify® Law

Virginia Governor Corbett Signs E-Verify® Law

On July 5, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law the Public Works Employment Verification Act, which takes effect January 1, 2013. The law...

CEO Verifications and Hiring: Don't Let Your Board Be Held Liable....or Embarrassed

CEO Verifications and Hiring:
Don’t Let Your Board Be Held Liable….or Embarrassed

By Christine M. Cunneen, CEO
Hire Image LLC

With the recent scandal in the news involving Yahoo CEO Scott...

July 2012 - VT Restricts Use of Credit Reports for Employment Purposes

VT Restricts Use of Credit Reports for Employment Purposes

Vermont Act No. 154 (S. 95) was signed into law by Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, effective July 1, 2012. The Act prohibits employers, ...

April 2012 - Massachusetts CORI Reform

HR/LEGISLATIVE NEWS FROM HIRE IMAGE

Massachusetts CORI Reform Goes Into Effect May 4, 2012
New Rules for Employers Conducting Criminal Background Checks

It’s official. Reforms to the...

April 2012 - Eight Reasons to Screen for Drugs

Eight Reasons to Screen for Drugs

Unfortunately, substance abuse is a common problem for employers. According to the American Council for Drug Education (ACDE), more than 70% of substance abusers...

April 2012 - Instituting a Workplace Drug Policy

Instituting a Workplace Drug Policy

Employers and their human resource and/or legal advisors need to consider many different Federal, State and local laws when designing and implementing a...

April 2012 - How Drug Testing Can Benefit Your Business... and Your Employees

How Drug Testing Can Benefit Your Business... and Your Employees

Gone are the days when drug testing was viewed solely as a punitive process. Today it is an important tool in hiring and keeping...

April 2012 - 5 Controlled Substances Now Being Detected

5 Controlled Substances Now Being Detected

An increasing number of drug users are turning to synthetic cannabanoids with street nicknames such as “K2,” “Spice” and “Mr. Smiley.” Drug testing...

January 2012 - Credit Reports Usage Restrictions

Credit Report Usage Restricted for Employment Purposes in Seven States 

California became the seventh and most recent U.S. state to pass a law limiting credit report checks for employment...

January 2012 - New CA Legislation

New CA Legislation Effective 1/1/2012

The California Legislature had a busy session on the employment law front. Of particular importance in regard to background screening is the following: 
SB...

December 2011 - Convicted Felons in the Wrong Job

Convicted Felons in the Wrong Job


There has been much publicity in Rhode Island recently regarding an investigation by a local television station that brought to light convicted felons working...

November 2011 - Hire Image CEO Christine Cunneen Featured on Inc.com

Do You Stink at Public Speaking?

Stop with the excuses, and start off with these low-pressure steps to launching your speaking career, and increasing your brand-awareness.

Public speaking is a...

November 2011 - CA Governor Brown Signs AB 1236, Prohibiting Some E-Verify® Requirements

California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law the Assembly Bill 1236, Employment Acceleration Act of 2011. 

The Act prohibits the state, cities, counties, or special districts from...

October 2011 - Christine Cunneen Featured in Providence Business News Q&A

Christine Cunneen Featured in Providence Business News Q&A

Hire Image's CEO Christine Cunneen, elected secretary of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), ...

October 2011 - New England Court Closings Due to Power Outages

Several Massachusetts and New Hampshire courts are closed today, due to power outages caused by the weekend snowstorm.
Massachusetts court closures:

•Ayer
•Belchertown
•Dudley
•Lawrence...

October 2011- New CA Law Restricting Credit Report Use

California Governor Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 22 on October 10, 2011, which limits California employers’ use of credit reports for employment purposes unless the report is used for one of...

September 2011 - Should background checks be done on legislators?

Should background checks be done on legislators?This week, the story broke about Rhode Island State Rep. Daniel Gordon (R- Portsmouth) who was jailed multiple times in Massachusetts for crimes...

September 2011 - Background Screening for Contingent Workers

Background Screening for Contingent Workers

Hire Image CEO Christine Cunneen was featured in Staffing Industry Analysts’ - Contingent Workforce Strategies (CWS 30) August 24th weekly...

July 2011 - Background Screening of Summer Camp Workers

Hire Image CEO Christine Cunneen Urges Background Screening of Summer Camp Workers

29 States Do Not Require Background Checks of Camp Workers; Children and Adult Safety at Risk              ...

July 2011 - North Carolina Governor Purdue Signs E-Verify® Law

North Carolina Governor Purdue Signs E-Verify® Law

On June 23, 2011, Governor Beverly Perdue signed a bill into law requiring all cities, counties, and private employers of a certain size in North...

July 2011 - South Carolina Governor Haley Signs E-Verify® Law

South Carolina Governor Haley Signs E-Verify® Law

On June 27, 2011, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed a bill into law that requires employers in South Carolina to use the federal...

July 2011 - Upcoming EEOC Meeting on Use of Criminal Records

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold a meeting on the use of criminal records for employment screening purposes on Tuesday, July 26, in Washington, D.C.

The National...

July 2011 - E-Verify Makes Good Business Sense

E-Verify® Makes Good Business Sense

Verifying the employment eligibility of a job candidate is simply good business. There’s nothing wrong with a business owner wanting to ensure that the person...

July 2011 - Minnesota Governor Dayton Signs E-Verify® Law

Minnesota Governor Dayton Signs E-Verify® Law

On July 20th, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton (D) signed into law an appropriations bill, which requires that all companies with contracts with the...

July 2011 - Screening In-Home Workers to Prevent Crime

Screening In-Home Workers to Prevent Crime

We’ve all done it. Allowed strangers into our homes to perform cleaning services, child care, appliance repair, or perhaps troubleshoot a faulty Internet...

July 2011 - EEOC Meeting on Criminal Records and Employment

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) held a meeting on the use of criminal records in employment screening on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 in Washington, DC. Hire Image CEO Christine Cunneen...

July 2011 - New CT Law Prevents Credit Report Use by Employers

New CT Law Prevents Credit Report Use by Employers

On July 13, Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed S.B. 361, now Public Act No. 11-233, An Act Preventing the Use of Credit Scores by Certain Employers...

June 2011 - Women's Businesses Grow

Women's Businesses Grow, Struggle to Generate Revenue 

6/3/2011 Warwick Beacon

March 2011- Bills Would Limit Questioning

Bills Would Limit Criminal Record Questioning 

3/8/11 Providence Journal

December 2010 - EEOC Meeting

Hire Image CEO Meets with EEOC Commissioner

Christine Cunneen, chief executive officer of Hire Image LLC, a nationwide background screening and drug testing company with offices in Rhode Island...

October 2010 - New Law - Massachusetts Employers

New Law for Massachusetts Employers

Effective November 4, 2010, a new Massachusetts law will prohibit employers with at least six employees from asking any questions about an applicant's Criminal...

September 2010 - Hire Image Reputation Carved Out

Hire Image Reputation Carved out by Cunneen 

9/10/2010 Johnston Sunrise

August 2010 - Cunneen Elected to NAPBS Board

Christine Cunneen was recently elected to the board of directors of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS).

Cunneen is chief executive officer of Hire Image LLC, a...

August 2010 - CEO of Hire Image Elected to Big Sisters Board

Christine Cunneen, chief executive officer of Hire Image LLC, a nationwide background screening company, was elected to the Big Sisters of Rhode Island Board of Directors.

 
At a recent Big...