Yearly Archives: 2014

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What Ban the Box Will Mean to Employers in Montgomery County, Maryland

On  October 28, 2014 the Montgomery County (Maryland) Council unanimously passed Bill 36-14 or “Ban the Box.” The bill would prevent certain employers from asking about an applicant’s criminal history until after the first interview. Under the bill, if an employer has intentions to withdraw a conditional job offer based on an applicant’s arrest or conviction record, the employer must: Provide [...]

By |November 5th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Montgomery County, Maryland Poised to Ban the Box Early 2015

On October 9, 2014 the Montgomery County Council Committee met to discuss Bill 36-14 also referred to as “Ban the Box.” The bill would prohibit certain employers from including a criminal history question on a job application or asking about arrest history or convictions until after a conditional offer of employment has been made. Discussion was had on whether or [...]

By |October 9th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

DC Set to Ban the Box

Earlier this month, D.C.’s Mayor Vincent Gray signed the Fair Criminal Record Screening Amendment Act of 2014, making the District one of a growing number of jurisdictions to “ban the box.” The law will restrict employers, with more than ten employees, from asking for criminal history information during the application process. The elimination of this question will allow employers to [...]

By |September 29th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Global Investigative Services, Inc. Goes Green

PRESS RELEASE A leading provider of employee background screening services, receives Montgomery County, Maryland Green Business Certification Rockville, MD August 4, 2014 -- Global Investigative Services, Inc., a leader in employee background screening services, announced today that it earned a Montgomery County Green Business Certification. The goal of the certification program is to help cultivate businesses in a progressively greener [...]

By |August 4th, 2014|Press Releases|0 Comments

DC Courts closed in honor of Emancipation Day

The DC Courts will be closed on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in honor of DC Emancipation Day

By |April 16th, 2014|News|0 Comments

EEOC defeated after 6th Circuit Court of Appeals rejects method of credit report employment discrimination

A recent ruling by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, dismissed claims that an employer did not violate Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act by using credit checks in their hiring practice. The defendant in this case, Kaplan Higher Education, was accused by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that Kaplan violated Title VII of the U.S. Civil [...]

By |April 14th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Changes to New York OCA Criminal History Report

The New York Office of Court Administration (OCA) recently posted the following information on its website: “Please be advised that effective April 1, 2014, OCA will no longer report a criminal history for any individual whose only conviction was a single misdemeanor more then ten years prior to the date of the request.”

By |April 11th, 2014|News|0 Comments

EEOC and FTC Issue Tips for Employment Background Checks

For the first time the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have partnered together to co-publish documents on employment background checks, explaining the rights and responsibilities for the employer and the job applicant. The two documents are available on the EEOC's website: Background Checks: What Employers Need to Know (http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/publications/background_checks_employers.cfm) and Background checks: [...]

By |March 17th, 2014|News|0 Comments