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For almost two decades, Hire Image LLC has provided accurate and certified background checks, and other background investigation services including employment background checks, national criminal background checks, drug screening tests, international background checks, industry-specific background checks, post-employment screening services, tenant screenings, motor vehicle records, address and social security number traces, and credit reports. We enable our clients to make well-informed hiring and retention decisions, and are a valued partner in their success. We work with national and international companies across myriad industries, from small businesses to large corporations, from construction and finance to call centers and associations, ensuring that they hire the right people in their own image.
Illinois recently amended the Illinois Human Rights Act, with significant impacts to Illinois employers. The amendment, which went into effect on March 23, 2021, provides that it is a civil rights violation for any employer to use a conviction record as a basis “to...
Hire Image to Host FREE WEBINAR: Insights on the Hiring Process from Victoria A. Lipnic, former EEOC Commissioner and Acting Chair
The EEOC’s current operating Strategic Enforcement Plan, which has been in effect since 2016, lists five substantive priority areas. One of those, Eliminating Barriers in Recruitment and Hiring, aligns closely with Hire Image’s core focus of ensuring safe...
Effective March 31, 2021: Possession and recreational use of up to three ounces of marijuana or 24 grams of concentrated cannabis, such as oils derived from a cannabis plant, by adults 21 and over is now legal in New York. Adults can consume marijuana anywhere it is...
A lawsuit was recently filed against FedEx by a job applicant, alleging that FedEx violated New York City’s Fair Chance Act (FCA) “when it checked his criminal history before deciding whether to offer him a job.” When he applied for the job, the applicant consented to...
Effective February 1, 2021: City of Lakeland, Florida employers are required to remove questions about prior criminal records of job applicants from employment applications. According to the city’s news release, “the questions about criminal history will be removed...
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Dissension Aside, Americans Appear United on Marijuana
Background Screening Challenges Continue as a Result of COVID-19 – Various government, business, and education closures have been a necessary, but concerning, effect of the pandemic. These closures have had broad implications across many different industries, including background screening. And there is little doubt these implications will continue into 2021.
A Worldwide Pandemic Helps Reveal the Truth Behind Working with Small Businesses By: Christine Cunneen As the owner of a small business, it is probably not surprising that I...
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