A growing number of states are restricting employers from testing job applicants or employees for marijuana use.
Effective July 1, Florida will require all private employers with 25 or more employees to use the federal E-Verify system to check the immigration status of their workers.
Atlanta has joined the list of jurisdictions banning the use of criminal history in hiring.
A cable company has been ordered to pay the massive award to the family of a Texas woman who was brutally murdered in her home by one of its employees. The award underscores the importance of pre-employment screening.
The 9th Circuit's ruling in Johnson v. WinCo Foods, LLC shows that employers can help shield themselves from liability by making job offers contingent on applicants passing pre-employment drug tests and/or background checks rather than onboarding applicants before testing them.
A new Colorado law will help persons with a criminal history improve their chances of employment by automatically sealing certain arrest and conviction records.
More than half of unemployed men between the ages of 30 and 38 have a criminal history record, a recent study estimates, raising questions about the use of preemployment screening as many employers struggle to recruit and fill job vacancies.
News: HR Guidance concerning federal and state legal requirements on the screening and testing of job applicants.
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