On Tuesday America heads to the polls to select the next president but that’s not all they will be voting on. Choices at the ballot box can affect how your company is able to screen candidates either directly with laws and ordinances, or indirectly by electing politicians to office that push for changes in employment background Screening. Across the nation there are changes to employment law coming, like Seattle Washington’s Initiative 124 and laws and
The fact is, laws are always changing, and recently in some states campaigns like ban the box have drastically changed the ability for employers to ask about convictions in applications. They have also moved the background check process to later in the hiring timeline.
Background checks in California have always been some of the strictest. For instance, ordinances in the city of San Francisco, California dictate exactly how employers must proceed in order to collect applications and conduct employment background checks. California employment screening varies from city to city. Across the state companies are subject to locally specific ordinances, the California specific Investigative Consumer Reporting Act and of course nationally the Fair Credit Reporting Act. You can read more about the various laws affecting hiring employees in California on websites like this one.
This trend repeats across the US with rules and regulations changing from state to state, county to county. When selecting a company for background screening it is important to ensure they are compliant with all the laws affecting employment screening.
That’s why HireSafe takes pride in being ahead of the curve when it comes to employment background screening compliance. Being headquartered in the strictest state for employment law is one of the many great reasons for selecting HireSafe for your employment screening needs. We’re used to navigating the many different rules and regulations surrounding background screening so you can rest easy knowing your employment screenings are compliant. Stay up to date by checking out our blog or subscribing to our newsletter.