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Guidance Issued on California’s Pay Transparency Law

California’s new pay transparency law went into effect in January. However, it left many employers questioning how some of the most important provisions of the law would be interpreted. While the state Civil Rights Department has not yet issued guidance, the Labor Commissioner’s Office has updated its Frequency Asked Questions …

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nursing

Massive Federal Takedown of Fraudulent Nursing Diploma Scheme

A joint federal law enforcement operation recently brought down a massive scheme to sell false and fraudulent nursing degree credentials. The scheme involved more than $100 million worth of fake nursing diplomas and transcripts that were sold to thousands of people to bypass the qualifying requirements necessary to sit for …

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Gainesville, FL Enacts Fair Chance Hiring

Effective December 15, 2022, the city of Gainesville, FL has enacted their Fair Chance Hiring Law. Any employer who has 15 or more employees whose work location is primarily in the City is subject to this legislation. Provisions of this ordinance include: Employers may not publish job information stating that …

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Hire Image To Host FREE Webinar: Hire Image’s Top 10 Predictions for 2023

FCRA, State and Local, and Drug Testing updates are just few of the many updates that employers are expected to keep up with. Attend this webinar to learn helpful information pertaining to the trends facing HR professionals as you look to improve your background and drug screening processes. Join Hire …

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recidivist

Recidivist Man Accused of Murdering Parents has Violent Criminal History

A man who stabbed and killed his parents and left another person critically injured in Rochester, New York last week, had a lengthy criminal history.  Court documents have now shown that his previous crimes spanned over ten years, including criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, multiple charges of assault, …

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michigan

Washington Employers to Include Salary Ranges and Benefits in Job Postings as of January 1, 2023

Effective January 1, 2023, Washington employers with 15 or more employees must include salary ranges and a description of benefits in all job postings, whether written or electronic, that relate to a “specific available position.” Under the current law, employers only had to disclose salary ranges after extending a job …

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FY23 Defense Authorization Act Relaxes FDIC Waiver Requirements

Clearing the Road for More Individuals with Criminal Histories to Work in Financial Institutions  Buried among the over 600 proposed amendments included in the annual defense spending bill that was passed on December 23, 2022 (H.R.7776 – James M. Inhofe National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023) (“Act”) are …

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California

Reminder to California Employers

Effective January 1, 2023: California employers with 15 or more employees must include a pay scale in their job postings. Additionally, in a first-of-its-kind provision in the country, private employers with at least 100 employees must also report an annual pay data report with average pay rates of their employees …

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Miya's Law

Reminder to Florida Landlords

As Hire Image previously reported, “Miya’s Law,” codified under Fla. Stat. § 83.515, was signed into law on June 27, 2022. While some portions of the law went into effect on July 1, 2022, the remaining portions take effect on January 1, 2023. The new law requires Florida landlords to …

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fmcsa

Attention Employers with CDL Drivers – FMCSA Clearinghouse Updates Effective January 6, 2023

As Hire Image previously reported, the FMCSA Clearinghouse was launched on January 6, 2020, with the goal of creating an online database of drug and alcohol testing violations and return-to-duty information for CDL drivers that could be stored and searched. The goal of the Clearinghouse was to help create safer …

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Criminal Records in Arizona Can Be Sealed as of January 1, 2023

Effective January 1, 2023: Arizonans can petition the court to seal their criminal records if they have completed all terms of their sentence. Additionally, the law applies to arrest records and charges that were dismissed or resulted in a not guilty ruling. Click here for more information. As always, Hire Image …

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Webinar

Hire Image to Host FREE Webinar: Background and Drug Screening – What to Know for 2023

Join Hire Image President, Christine Cunneen, and guest speaker Jennifer Mora, Senior Counsel at Seyfarth Shaw LLP for updates and insights related to background screening and drug testing laws throughout the country. Attend this webinar to learn of the changes impacting background and drug screening as well as tips to …

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