Ban-the-Box: What’s New This Year in Background Checks


[Phone rings] Ann: “Cutting Edge, this is Ann.” Customer: “Okay, got it. Forms are up to date. Check. Keep an eye on rapidly-changing marijuana laws. Check. Follow the FCRA or risk a class action lawsuit. Check. IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE?” Customer turns purple. Ann: (Fights urge to point out that she doesn’t make the rules,…

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Top Stories from 2019 in the World of Background Screening

,[Phone rings] Ann: “Cutting Edge, this is Ann.” Customer: “Okay, I’ve reviewed all my forms and policies. AGAIN.” Ann (swills down piping hot coffee): “That didn’t take long!” Customer (chomps down on donut): “So that’s all hunky-dory, but is there anything new I need to know?” Ann (puts cup down on coaster “Not my circus,…

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Happy New Year! Let’s Review Your Background Check Policies

[Phone rings] Ann: “Cutting Edge, this is Ann.” Customer: “Ya know, last year you had me review ALL my hiring and background check policies and forms to be compliant with the Fair Credit Reporting Act and these pesky state laws to which I am beholden.” Ann: (rolls eyes, here it comes): “And you’re REALLY glad…

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