Ban The Box Employment Screening Legislation Update

Businesses Prepare To “Ban The Box” According to Gray Plant Mooty attorney Carl Crosby Lehmann, the new law will have little effect on businesses. by Kevin Mahoney, December 19, 2013 With the new year just around the corner, Minnesota’s expansion of the “Ban the Box” law is on the mind of many private employers. But at least one legal professional contends that the impact of the new law on local companies will be minimal. Since 2009, state law has banned public [...]

Who Should Conduct Your Workplace Investigation and Why Does it Matter?

by Janette S Levey from The Emplawyerologist Last week at The Emplawyerologist we looked at when and why an employer might need or want to conduct a workplace investigation. This week, we will look at whoshould conduct the investigation. We already know that employers in situations described last week  (click here for review) are among those who should or must begin an investigation. This focus is on which person or entity on behalf of the employer should conduct the investigation?  Can/should it be HR? In-house counsel? Maybe outside counsel [...]

Background Screening Provider Held Responsible for Non-Compliant Client

For Your Information: 05/01/2013 FTC Approves Final Order Settling Charges Against Marketers of Criminal Background Screening Reports Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Filiquarian Publishing LLC, Choice Level LLC, and their CEO, Joshua Linsk operated as a consumer reporting agency without taking consumer protection measures required by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FTC’s administrative complaint alleged that the respondents failed to ensure that the information they sold was [...]

Employment Screening Providers Help Businesses Stay Compliant

Pre-Employment Screening By Thomas C. Lopez July 2013 Screening for employee convictions By now as an employer in the state of Minnesota, you should be aware of the recent legislation enacted to “Ban the Box” signed into law by the Governor and effective January 1, 2014. The legislation (amending MN Stat. §364.021 to now include private employers) is consistent with guidance provided by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) prohibiting potential violations of the Civil Rights Act in hiring decisions. [...]