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New Laws That Have Been Passed

Philadelphia and Use of Credit Reports by Employers Per Phil. Code §9-1102, effective July 1, 2017 it is generally unlawful for an employer to obtain or use credit information in connection with: hiring, discharge, tenure, promotion, discipline or conditions of employment. http://phlcouncil.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/012816-CP-Unlawful-Credit-Screening-for-Employment.pdf New York City and Use of Salary History by Employers Effective November 1, 2017 and per City Administration [...]

By |November 6th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Global Investigative Services, Inc. Achieves Accreditation

      For Immediate Release GLOBAL INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES, INC. ACHIEVES BACKGROUND SCREENING CREDENTIALING COUNCIL ACCREDITATION   RALEIGH, N.C., April 17, 2017 – The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) announced today that Global Investigative Services, Inc. has successfully demonstrated compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP) and will now be formally [...]

By |April 19th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

The Power Conference

Thursday, August 25, 2016 8AM - 5PM Stop by our booth to see us at the Power Conference in Bethesda, Maryland. Details click here: The Power Conference

By |August 22nd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

What to learn from the Spokeo case

SCOTUS Fair Credit Reporting Act Background Check Standing Case Remanded to Lower Court - Lexology - http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=2877d565-3a14-496e-ab39-7ace11e343c1

By |May 20th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

If the government can probe social media as part of the security clearance process, don’t you think as an employer it’s time to consider it as well?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators can now probe Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites as a part of background checks for security clearances — something that lawmakers said Friday was a classic case of the government playing catch-up with technology. http://www.bigstory.ap.org/article/e882671d97a245c9bffadbcebd52344c/security-clearance-background-checks-include-social-media

By |May 16th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Philadelphia companies could face fines, lawsuits if they violate new background check rules

Excerpted from pennrecords.com, by Jacob Bielanski PHILADELPHIA - Under new rules in Philadelphia, employers will need to be avoid asking questions about an applicant’s criminal background or risk facing private lawsuits and city fines. For the complete article visit Pennrecord.com

By |January 15th, 2016|News|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