Effective February 1, 2009, three (3) new rules go into effect in the State of New York designed to give ex-offenders a second chance of entering the workforce. These rules affect both employers and background firms. A fourth law, effective September, 2008, gives employers some additional protections against lawsuits for negligent hiring if they can …Continue reading "New York Passes Four New Rules Affecting Background Checks to Help Ex-Offenders Have a Second Chance"
There is an increasing awareness in the United States that ex-offenders are having difficulty obtaining jobs due to their criminal records.Â Although employers have a duty to exercise due diligence to promote a safe workplace, civil rights laws also do not permit employers to automatically disqualify someone with a criminal record before considering if there …Continue reading "The Story Behind the Story-Why States and Cities are Concerned about Second Chances for Ex-Offenders"
A shocking story in the December 7, 2008, San Francisco Chronicle recounts how investors lost $340 million, over one-third of a billion dollars, invested in a start-up firm that went bankrupt due to a dysfunctional CEO named John P. Rogers that was only minimally background checked. The firm was developing â€œpay by touchâ€ machines for …Continue reading "How a Simple Background Check Could Have Saved Investors $340 Million"