Checking for the Future

The background screening industry has found itself caught in the middle of ban-the-box laws and variable marijuana legislation, but the role of the screening provider is more important than ever in helping organizations reduce risk, maintain compliance and hire the best candidates. Ban the Box, or the Fair Criminal Records Screening Standards Ordinance, dictates that employers can no longer require applicants to check a box regarding past felonies on an initial application. While the legislation has been enacted in dozens of cities and states in the country, laws can vary by jurisdiction. Although medical marijuana is now legal with a prescription in at least 22 states, the drug still is considered an illegal substance, according to federal law.

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