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San Francisco Law Would Expand the Bar on Background Checks

On April 6, 2018 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Scott J. Wenner On January 1, 2018, recreational marijuana officially became legal in California. Three months later, on April 3, 2018, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance that would bar employers from inquiring about any conviction that arises out of conduct that has been decriminalized since […]

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NJ Adopts Final Regulations on Criminal Background Inquiries

On March 16, 2016 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Michael J. Wietrzychowski New Jersey has promulgated its final ban-the-box regulations, clarifying the law passed on March 1, 2015, which severely restricted public and private employers with 15 or more employees from inquiring into an applicant’s criminal background at the beginning of the hiring process. Under the law, employers […]

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Philadelphia’s “Ban the Box” Ordinance Now Applies to All Private Employers

On March 10, 2016 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Anne E. Kane New amendments to the Philadelphia “Ban the Box” ordinance, signed into law by former Mayor Nutter in January, will take effect on March 14, 2016. The current law, also known as the “Fair Criminal Records Screening” ordinance, prohibits private employers with 10 or more employees in Philadelphia […]

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Employers Must Provide Updated FCRA Notice by January 1, 2013

On November 16, 2012 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Scott J. Wenner  The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) imposes notification and other requirements on employers when they contract with agencies third parties to perform background checks on job applicants and employees. The FCRA also regulates providers of background checking services, which the statute refers to as “credit reporting […]

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