Gaithersburg, MD June 7, 2022 From June 12th to 15th, 2022, EMP Trust HR will be exhibiting at Booth #4061 at the SHRM annual conference & exposition. Come by the EMP Trust booth to meet our team and learn how our user-friendly employee onboarding solution can help you streamline your onboarding process. Attendees can schedule […]

Justice Department Enters into Memorandum of Understanding with National Labor Relations Board

The Justice Department announced today that the Civil Rights Division’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Labor Relations Board, formalizing a collaborative relationship that allows both agencies to share information, refer matters to each other and coordinate investigations as appropriate.  […]

North Carolina Bars Employers from Asking about Expunged Criminal Records

Some states have passed laws restricting how employers may use an applicant’s criminal record in making job decisions. Some states prohibit employers from considering older offenses. Some states prohibit employers from asking about arrest records or records that have been sealed or expunged. Some states require employers to consider whether the offense bears a reasonable […]

Colorado Becomes Ninth State to Prohibits Use of Consumer Credit Information in Employment

Colorado recently became the ninth state to prohibit employers from using credit information for employment purposes. In the last few years, eight other states have also passed laws which, subject to few exceptions, regulate ban employers’ ability to use credit information in making employment decisions. The nationwide trend towards banning employers’ use of credit history […]

New FCRA Forms Required by January 1, 2013

According to regulations from the Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB), three essential forms mandated by the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) used in the background screening process must be modified by January 1, 2013. The forms must be changed to reflect that consumers can obtain information about their rights under the FCRA from the […]

Employment Background Screening Company to Pay $2.6 Million Penalty for Multiple Violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act

An employment background screening company that provides consumer reports to companies nationwide will pay $2.6 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by failing to use reasonable procedures to assure the maximum possible accuracy of information it provided, failing to give consumers copies of their reports, and failing […]

Illinois Social Networking Privacy Bill Heads to Governor

Illinois lawmakers recently sent a bill to prevent employers from requesting access to social networking sites to Governor Pat Quinn, who said he would consider signing it. Pending the Governor’s approval, the bill would make Illinois the second state, following Maryland, to pass a law safeguarding employees’ social networking privacy rights. House Bill (HB) 3782 […]

Massachusetts Issues Final Regulations Governing Criminal Background Checks

The Massachusetts Department of Criminal Justice Information Services (DCJIS) recently issued final regulations to accompany the Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) law. The law, which was passed in August 2010, significantly changed the way in which employers screen the criminal histories of applicants and employees. The new regulations, which went into effect immediately, clarify […]