Hire Image to Present FREE Webinar, January 29th – Background and Drug Screening: Identifying the Trends and Challenges Facing Employers in the Year Ahead

On Wednesday, January 29th, 2020, at 3:00 PM EST, Hire Image will be hosting  a FREE webinar: Background and Drug Screening: Identifying the Trends and Challenges Facing Employers in the Year Ahead

Join Hire Image CEO Christine Cunneen and Seyfarth Shaw LLP Senior Counsel, Jennifer Mora to learn helpful information pertaining to the trends facing HR professionals as you look to improve your background and drug screening policies in the new year.

Subjects covered include FCRA updates, State and Local updates, Drug Testing and more.

 

This webinar is approved for SHRM PDC credit.

This webinar is approved for HCRI credit.

 

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Florida Bill Would Require Background Checks for Delivery Service Workers

In October, Hire Image reported on the tragic story where a Florida woman was beaten to death by a home delivery worker contracted by Best Buy.  Now, Florida legislators want something done to prevent this from happening again.  On Tuesday, a bill called the “Evy Udell Public Safety Act,” after the Boca Raton woman who was killed, was filed in the Florida House of Representatives to require “home delivery service providers” who provide delivery services for a retailer to complete local and national criminal background checks for all home delivery workers.  The bill would also prohibit delivery workers who have committed certain crimes in the past from entering consumers’ homes or be unsupervised with a consumer.

“Home delivery service provider” is defined as “a person or entity who, for compensation, contracts for or engages in the loading, transportation or shipment, or unloading of household goods as part of a home delivery service. The term does not include a postal, courier, envelope, or package service.”

The background check required under the proposed bill would include a Multi-State Criminal Database Records search, the validation of any records found in the Multi-State Criminal Database Records search through a preliminary source search, and a search of the National Sex Offender Public Website maintained by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Although the intentions are commendable, a more stringent background check would be in the best interest of the community.

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Hire Image understands the importance of background screenings to help protect your customers, employees, and property from instances such as this devastating one.  Contact us to learn more about what else you can do today to help protect yourself and others with whom you work.

Ban the Box Reaches the Federal Government

Effective December 20, 2022: The federal government and its contractors are prohibited from asking about the criminal history of a job applicant prior to a conditional offer of employment. President Trump recently signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 into law.  This law includes The Fair Chance Act (“Act”) that becomes effective two years after the date of enactment, banning the box for the federal government. There are some important exceptions in the Act for federal positions related to law enforcement and national security duties, positions requiring access to classified information, and positions where access to criminal history is required by law.

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Ban the Box laws have already spread throughout much of the country and now to the federal government. For more information on Ban the Box and other laws, and whether they affect your state, visit our resource guide here.

Reminder for New Jersey Employers: Salary History Ban Begins January 1, 2020

In August, Hire Image reported that effective January 1, 2020, employers in New Jersey are prohibited from screening job applicants based on their salary history including, but not limited to, prior wages, salaries, or benefits and from requiring that the applicant’s salary history satisfy any minimum or maximum criteria.

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For more information about salary history in your state, please visit our Resource library.

Hire Image Holiday Hours

Wishing everyone a joy filled holiday season!

 

As a reminder, Hire Image will be closed Wednesday, December 25th for the Christmas holiday and Wednesday, January 1st for New Year’s Day. We will resume normal business hours on Thursday, December 26th and January 2nd, respectively.  Please keep in mind that the courts will also be closed for the holidays, which will delay some reports.

 

Please remember that although our staff will be out, our online system is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

Happy Holidays!