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Criminal Records California Employers have restrictions as to how they may use potential employee criminal record information. Employers may not ask or consider non-conviction matters except pending matters or post–trial diversion programs. This includes a Deferred sentence or Adjudication withheld. California Labor Code §432.7(a) regarding pending matters California...

If an employer denies a job applicant, terminates an employee, rescinds a job offer or denies a promotion based on the results of a background check, it is considered and adverse action. Under federal law there are required steps that must be followed in order to...

Background checks have become an essential component of the hiring process. A screening program may improve the quality of new hires and help companies reduce their chances of being sued for negligence. Challenges can occur when ordering background checks as data entry can be time consuming...

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has determined that the use of criminal background checks and credit checks in the employment process-- and denying candidates with poor scores and backgrounds -- could be (and usually is) discriminatory. The EEOC has been aggressively attempting to enforce its...

An assailant opened fire this morning at Delaware's New Castle courthouse, killing two civilians and wounding two police officers. The assailant was also killed. US Information Search researchers were not present in the courthouse during the shooting.   The Court Locked Down for Investigation and results...

Today, the President is announcing that he and the Administration will: 1. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system. 2. Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that...

The City of Seattle is considering passing a new law which would prohibits employers from using criminal convictions against applicants as the basis for disqualification where there is no direct relationship between the conviction and the job. What Would the Law Require? Employers may still do...

The day after the shooting in Connecticut a lot of people in Colorado tried to buy a gun. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation says it received 4,154 requests for background checks from potential buyers on Saturday. That was so many the CBI couldn’t process them...