22 Jan What is ‘Ban the Box’?

The box is as much mental as legal. Background checks are increasingly central to the hiring process, but not everyone is happy about that. Among them are protesters rallying around a specific cry: "Ban the box." What does this mean, for employers and for applicants? What Is...

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06 Jan For Uber, Background Checks are Vital

Who's driving you? Uber has revolutionized the taxi industry with its innovative model of hiring drivers that use their own cars and Uber's system to work when they want and keep vehicles near major business centers. But with that model comes risk, and for Uber and...

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24 Dec New York City Passes Fair Chance Act

The FAIR CHANCE ACT makes it illegal for most employers in New York City to ask about the criminal record of job applicants before making a job offer.  This means ads, applications, and interview questions cannot include inquiries into an applicant's criminal record.  This allows...

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