Featured White Paper: 2015 Compliance Recap – 21 Important Hiring Laws for Employers

2015 was a busy year with 21 major legislative changes impacting hiring processes across the country – from E-Verify, to Ban the Box, to Drug Testing. Accurate Background’s 2015 Compliance Recap provides employers with an easy reference guide for staying on top of 2015’s many legislative updates.

Compliance trends at a glance:

  • 6 Ban the Box Measures Passed – Several states and local jurisdictions, including Illinois, New Jersey, Chicago, and New York City, placed Ban the Box restrictions around how the employer’s ability to inquire into criminal history during the hiring process.
  • 5 EVerify Measures Passed – Wisconsin, Texas, North Dakota, Nebraska, and North Carolina expanded their use of the E-Verify Program.
  • 3 Credit Report Restrictions Passed – Cook County, IL, New York City, and New Hampshire placed restrictions on the employer’s ability to use credit history in employment decisions.
  • Looking forward to 2016 – Three Ban the Box measures take effect in 2016 in Portland Oregon, the State of Oregon, and Philadelphia.




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