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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

Global Investigative Services will be closed Friday July 3rd, 2015 and will reopen on Monday July 6th, 2015 in celebration of Independence Day!!  We wish all our clients and colleagues a glorious 4th!!

By |July 2nd, 2015|News|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

Minnesota Expands “Ban the Box” to Private Employers

Governor Mark Dayton signed a bill expanding the "Ban the Box" law to private employers that will go into effect beginning Jan. 1, 2014. "Ban the Box" has applied to public employers in Minnesota since 2009. The law requires public, and now private, employers to wait until a job applicant has been selected for an interview or a conditional offer [...]

By |June 4th, 2013|News|0 Comments