Chattanooga Police Dealing with Backlog of 23,000 Expunged Criminal Records that Could Affect Background Checks and Hiring

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Chattanooga, Tennessee Police Department is working to process a backlog of at least 23,000 orders for expunged criminal files, where a legal record of an arrest or a criminal conviction is sealed and erased in the eyes of the law, which could affect the hiring …

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Nashville TN Joins Ban the Box Movement

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Metro Civil Service Commission of Nashville, Tennessee has voted unanimously to join the Ban the Box movement and remove the check box on job applications for employment with the consolidated city and county that asks if applicants were ever convicted of a crime in the …

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Two New Tennessee Employment Laws Take Effect July 1

Written By Thomas Ahearn Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has signed two new employment laws that take effect July 1, 2014. One, The Tennessee Negligent and Retention Law, is designed to provide protection to employers that hire and retain employees with convictions while helping ex-offenders gain employment. The other, Senate Bill 2126 (SB 2126), limits liability …

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Tennessee Passes Employee Online Privacy Act of 2014

Written By Thomas Ahearn Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has signed a password protection law – the “Employee Online Privacy Act of 2014” (S.B. 1808) – which will prevent employers in the state with one or more employees from requiring employees and job applicants to disclose usernames and passwords for their personal internet accounts except under …

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