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The U.S. Virgin Islands Joins the Ban the Box Movement

The U.S. Virgin Islands now is “banning the box,” enacting legislation to regulate employers’ use of criminal records of applicants and employees. Joining 32 states and more than 150 localities with similar laws, the Virgin Islands law, Act No. 8134, details unique regulations, including the prohibition of employers from asking an applicant to disclose information ...

Bill to Prohibit Using Credit History in Employment Decisions

Senate Bill 1134 (SB 1134) recently was introduced in the Puerto Rico Senate and aims to prohibit employers from refusing to hire, dismissing, or otherwise discriminating against an employee or applicant because of information contained in a credit report. Exceptions include those in managerial positions, positions for which a credit report is required by law ...

BAHAMAS POLICE RESUME POLICE CLEARANCE ISSUANCE

The Bermuda Police Service shut the Criminal Records Office after material containing asbestos was recently found in a cabinet. The office has now been temporarily relocated in the force’s Human Resources Department, which is extending criminal vetting requests to 15 days or more. It warned that “Applications that encounter any ‘red flag indicators/concerns’ such as recent police contact, criminal ...

THE GDPR AND THE CHANNEL ISLANDS

Alexandra Gill and Huw Thomas of firm Carey Olsen discuss how personal data is critical to the economy of the Channel Islands, as it has strog finance and tourism sectors that hold and process large amounts of personal data. Neither Guernsey nor Jersey are members of the EU, although at present they have a limited ...

Marijuana in Your Florida Workplace

Following the approval of the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, it would be wise for Florida business owners to answer challenging questions about marijuana within the business. The state’s law provides a constitutional right to use medical marijuana for individuals with identified medical conditions, but Florida Statute 381.986 is vague about what a Florida-based employer ...

First-In-The-Nation Legislation Introduced to Automate Arrest and Conviction Relief

AB 1076, a groundbreaking, revolutionary effort to efficiently automate arrest and conviction relief at the California Department of Justice. Using technology, this policy will automate the process for those who are already entitled to record clearance relief under existing laws. By eliminating barriers to successful reentry, AB 1076 will provide millions of Californians with renewed employment, housing and education opportunities. “Millions of Californians ...

Appriss Safety Partners with SJV & Associates to Deliver Cutting-Edge Data Solutions to Background Screening Market

SJV announces a new strategic alliance and partnership with Appriss Safety! Their teams are working together to create new solutions, while also innovating and enhancing existing solutions for our mutual clientele, through a shared vision of ensuring safer work environments and communities. Check out the press release for more details:https://lnkd.in/eKATEax

The Evolution of Risk Management From Background Screens to Continuous Monitoring

Evolving since the 1990s, which saw a rise in high-profile cases of workplace violence, as well as an increase in negligent hiring claims, the background screening industry has welcomed technological assistance as new threats have become presented. What once consisted of a one-time background screening process now includes continuous monitoring that reduces risk and makes the workplace safer. With 96 percent ...

Handling Candidate Data Will Be Under the Spotlight in 2019

In the second article in a two-part series, Roy Maurer of the Society for Human Resource Management, points out that data-breach protection, information security and compliance with privacy laws are at the top of the list for those managing employment screening in 2019. Les Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources, blames the data ...

3 Employment Screening Trends to Know Before You Hire in 2019

2019 will see employers using three major trends in employment screening: social media checks, continuous monitoring and hiring people with criminal records. More and more background screening companies are offering online and social media searches as part of their suite of products, but it is important for employers to consider Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) ...