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
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
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]