The FCRA and Motor Carriers: What do you Need to Know? Pt. 1

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Most motor carriers conduct pre-employment screening and regular rescreening of drivers to determine whether they satisfy the Department of Transportation (DOT) and company requirements to bring (or keep) on board. This screening may seem like a simple task: order a background check from the background screening company, provide the screening company with the driver’s information […]

Marijuana Users Offered Broad Job Protections In DC

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This article was originally published in Forbes on October 3, 2022. A new law offers marijuana users broad employment protections in Washington, DC. The Marijuana Employment Protections Amendment Act of 2022 prohibits employers from adversely affecting the employment of any person who uses marijuana, even if they test positive for the drug. The law will […]

Compliance Roundup: You’ve Asked – We’ve Answered!

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We know how difficult it can be to navigate the ever-changing legislation around HR compliance. HireRight hosts a webinar covering emerging legislation and litigation that impact employers’ screening programs each quarter. During the webinar, we field questions directly from HR professionals. We have compiled the top questions asked during the webinar and our responses. Some […]

DHS Proposal Could Pave The Way For Permanent I-9 Remote Virtual Inspection

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A new rule proposed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would permit the Secretary of Homeland Security to authorize alternative procedures for inspecting identity and work authorization documents required by Form I-9 for some or all employers. If adopted, employers will be provided with other temporary or permanent options to complete Form I-9 in […]

What U.S. Employers Need to Know About Ban-The-Box Laws

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In a famous episode of U.S. comedy series “The Office”, branch manager Michel Scott learns that one of his employees, hired by another branch, is a convicted felon. In true television form, Michael informs all employees of the incident, and dons a convict felon persona “Convict Mike”  to advocate for why working in an office […]