Report on How Errors in Criminal Background Checks Hurt Workers

This month, the National Consumer Law Center issued a report on problems with companies that offer criminal background checks to employers. Over 90% of employers now run such checks on some employees and 73% run checks on all potential employees. The Internet has facilitated the means by which hundreds of companies offer criminal background checks using data purchased from cities, counties and states. One company’s website brags it has 345 million criminal records available. About sixty-five million adults in the US have some sort of criminal record. The number one problem is that the data often has incorrect information leading...

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New California Law Bans Use of Credit Reports for Most Employment Purposes

Responding to complaints that employers were unfairly using credit reports to screen out applicants for all sorts of jobs, the California Legislature enacted a new law effective January 1, 2012, prohibiting employers or prospective employers from using consumer credit reports for employment purposes unless the persons are applying for managerial or law enforcement positions or for jobs that involve handling money or having access to more than $10,000 in cash. The bill is AB 22.

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