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New Mexico Bans the Box

Effective June 14, 2019, New Mexico employers are prohibited from inquiring about a job applicant’s arrest or conviction history on an initial employment application (written or electronic).  Employers may still ask about a job applicant’s criminal record in the...

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Background Screening Solves 20 Year Old Cold Case

Detectives in Florida worked for years trying to capture Sondra Better’s killer.  Despite the blood, fingerprints, and DNA he left behind, he seemed to disappear.  That was until Todd Barket, 51, applied for a job a few months ago that required a background check and...

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Habitual Re-Offender Gets Life in Prison

Anthony Williams was found guilty of kidnapping and attempted sexual battery in Gainesville, Florida.  The day before his arrest, he grabbed a hotel clerk by the throat and tried to rape her.  A Marine staying at the hotel heard her scream and chased Williams away and...

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Cincinnati Joins Salary History Ban

Effective March 13, 2020:  Cincinnati employers with 15 or more employees are prohibited from asking about or relying on a prospective employee’s prior salary history in setting compensation.  Under the ordinance, an employer may not: Inquire about an applicant’s...

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