Background Check News

University of Utah Executive Lied on Resume

It was recently discovered that an executive working at the University of Utah made false claims to recruiters, lying about his employment experience, education, and professional associations on his resume. Among the many falsehoods, he had claimed he worked as an...

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Memorial Day Hours

Hire Image will be closed on Monday May 31st, in observance of Memorial Day, which will delay some reports. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday June 1st. We wish you a safe and happy holiday weekend and a special 'Thank You' to the families who have lost...

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New Arizona Law Sets Aside Certain Convictions

Effective August 27, 2021: Prior convictions of misdemeanors and certain felonies in Arizona will be set aside, allowing the person to seek a “Certificate of Second Chance.” With some protection in mind for employers, the new law limits the liability of an employer...

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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...

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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...

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