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Illinois Amends Human Rights Act Regarding Criminal Convictions

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...

New York Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

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...

FedEx Sued for Alleged Violations of New York City Fair Chance Act

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...

Lakeland, Florida Implements Ban the Box

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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Hire Image’s Top Ten Background Screening Predictions for 2021

Hire Image’s Top Ten Background Screening Predictions for 2021

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.

The Unmasking

The Unmasking

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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