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Los Angeles County Fair Chance Ordinance

Effective September 3, 2024, a new Los Angeles County ordinance will require necessary revisions to job postings, conditional offer letters, procedures for evaluating criminal history, and associated notifications for the unincorporated regions of Los Angeles County. The ordinance bans language in job postings that discourages applicants based on criminal history (e.g., “No felons”). Instead, all …

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Montgomery County, Maryland “Bans the Box” for Rentals

The Montgomery County Council unanimously passed the Housing Justice Act (effective date TBD), a bill that prevents landlords from denying potential tenants housing based on certain crimes, such as marijuana possession. The new law prohibits a landlord from: raising a stated rent in certain circumstances; requiring a rental application to contain certain information about record …

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Are the new NYC Fair Chance Amendments Fair to Employers?

In addition to all of the challenges employers are currently facing, New York City employers must now also prepare themselves for some recent amendments to New York City’s Fair Chance Act (“FCA”). Since 2015,  the FCA has prohibited employers from certain activities with regard to a candidate’s criminal history, including inquiring into that criminal history …

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Top 10 Background Screening Predictions 2021

Hire Image’s Top Ten Background Screening Predictions for 2021

1. 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. Court closures remain in jurisdictions …

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