The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) provides the rules for employers to follow in order to obtain and use background check reports for employment purposes. This Legal Insight covers the FCRA provisions that employers need to know.
Maryland has become the 14th state with a ban the box law affecting private employers after its legislature overrode Gov. Larry Hogan's veto. The City of St. Louis also will soon have a ban the box ordinance.
A new law will grant 12 weeks of paid parental leave to federal workers for the first time. Supporters hope this development will spur more companies to offer similar benefits. A federal ban-the-box measure was also part of the same legislative package.
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