Category Archives: Legal Updates

“Ban the Box and EEOC Criminal History Guidance: What Are Employers To Do?”

Join us for a Webinar on August 26 presented by Seyfarth & Shaw. Space is limited. Reserve your webinar seat now! Please join us for our upcoming webinar “Ban the Box and EEOC Criminal History Guidance: What Are Employers To … Continue reading

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Bans on the Box For Private Employers

Baltimore Bans the Box For Private Employers On May 15, 2014, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake signed Baltimore’s Fair Criminal-Record Screening Practices ordinance, which bans private employers from inquiring about or conducting a criminal background check on an applicant until a … Continue reading

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Consumer Reporting Agencies Violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Resulting in Fines up to $1 Billion

Fort Myers, Florida – March 19, 2013 As the unemployment rate continually fluctuates, companies have become more dependent upon pre-employment background screening to assist in the selection process. With this being the quickest and easiest way to obtain invaluable information … Continue reading

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Tennessee Changes E-Verify and I-9 Requirements

Legislation changes in regards to E-Verify are rapidly being put into place across the country and the state of Tennessee is the most recent state to be effected by these changes. Many employers have to re-evaluate some of their pre-employment … Continue reading

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Changes to FCRA Documentation for 2013

Global HR Research is committed to keeping our clients up with changes in litigation and protocol in the HR industry. Recently, GHRR was advised by our legal counsel that the Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB) issued new regulations that call … Continue reading

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GHRR CEO featured in HRO Today Magazine

Contingent Labor Checkup – Now is the time to secure your policy. The dynamics of the workforce have changed drastically in the last few years. As companies respond to the global recession, many once full-time positions are now being filled … Continue reading

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Webinar Recording: The 411 on Background Screening

With the investigation of criminal, commercial and financial records, employer’s everywhere question their rights and obligations. Global HR Research’s Christine Nguyen gives attendees the 411 on Background Screening from the perspective of a CRA (Consumer Reporting Agency). We will outline … Continue reading

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Maryland Becomes first state to ban Facebook access to employers!

The extremely popular topic of social media privacy is quickly becoming a top news story around the country. The two seem to be oxymorons; Social Media, and Privacy.  Should your material on facebook be readily available to your employer? It … Continue reading

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Massachusetts CORI Reform: A Wave of New Obligations for Employers Conducting Criminal Background Checks

As most of you are aware, reforms to the Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Law go into effect on May 4, 2012. This law imposes significant new obligations on Massachusetts employers conducting criminal background checks and will require employers to reassess their current practices. In addition to the statutory reforms, the Department of Criminal Justice Information Services recently issued Proposed Regulations that provide additional guidance regarding employers’ obligations under the new statute, impose additional requirements, and specifically address the role of Consumer Reporting Agencies in obtaining criminal history information. The attached Strategy & Insights Memo provides a detailed analysis of the new CORI law, the proposed regulations and the steps that employers need to take to comply with these new requirements.

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Proposed CORI Regulations Impose a Host of New Requirements on Employers Conducting Criminal Background Checks in Massachusetts

On May 4, 2012, major changes are coming that will require all Massachusetts employers conducting criminal background checks to reassess their practices. As we reported previously, the Massachusetts Legislature overhauled the Criminal Offender Record Information (“CORI”) statute in 2010, imposing a host of new requirements for users and providers of criminal history to be phased in over time.
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