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Verification Roadblocks – Los Angeles, CA

Benefits of utilizing a PBSA Accredited background screener, include, but are not limited to, understanding and following laws (local, state, and federal), and compliance management. We receive questions all the time from customers stating, “you reported no findings when I know my candidate has a felony/misdemeanor!” This is an incredibly challenging conversation for any service […]

Connecticut – Marijuana & the Workplace

By Rebecca Klusman, Court Verification Specialist Connecticut has become the 19th state to adopt a law legalizing the recreational use of marijuana and puts into place regulations for the use, sale, and cultivation of marijuana throughout the state.   While the use of marijuana continues to be illegal under federal law, Connecticut Senate Bill 888, An Act Responsibly and […]

Illinois Ban the Box – Update

By Rebecca Klusman, Court Verification Specialist Approximately 77 million Americans, or 1 in 3 adults, have a criminal record. The State of Illinois has made adjustments to their Ban the Box policy, which is in place to help protect those that have a criminal record seeking employment. On March 23, 2021, Governor Pritzker signed The Employee Background Fairness […]

Congrats Citadel ID!

TechCrunch officially announced Citadel ID has raised $3.5M. We at ClearChecks could not be happier to see the investment community recognize what we saw during Citadel’s business formation phase. ClearChecks was Citadel’s first strategic partner and customer. We look forward to being a valuable partner in the development of new ideas, technology, and efficiency in […]

Medical and Recreational Marijuana in Arizona

Presented by Steve Biddle In this session, the presenters will navigate the waters of legalized marijuana in Arizona and how it impacts your policies and practices in managing your workforce. This will include discussion on the legal framework affecting marijuana and the workplace, accommodating marijuana users and marijuana testing policies. Specific topics will include: Overview of […]

Our Values-Part 1: Transparency

by Charlie Cafazza Background checks and health insurance are similar in that the intention, at its core, is to help maintain and foster a safe, healthy work environment. Unfortunately, both products tend to carry the same negative reputation: complicated products and pricing. There is a wide range of products and pricing options available when it […]

Why ClearChecks?

by Charlie Cafazza When my co-founder and I came together in the first days of 2017, our mission was pretty simple: to change the background screening industry forever by providing the most advanced cloud-based tool for customers, big and small, who require on-demand, Fair Credit Reporting Act compliant, paperless screenings, at a competitive price. We […]

New Florida E-Verify Requirements are in Effect for 2021

By Jorge Lopez and Elizabeth Whiting on January 11, 2021 Last summer the state of Florida enacted a new law requiring public and private employers to comply with new state E-Verify requirements starting January 1, 2021.1 E-Verify is the Internet-based system operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration that allows participating employers to […]

Montgomery County, MD Amends Ban-the-Box Legislation

By Steven Kaplan and Rosa Trembour on November 24, 2020 On November 20, 2020, the Montgomery County, Maryland Council approved amendments to its 2014 “ban-the-box” legislation.  The original legislation (Bill 36-14) prohibited employers with 15 or more full-time employees in Montgomery County from conducting a criminal background check of a job applicant, or otherwise inquiring about […]

New York City Expands Scope of its Ban-the-Box Law

By Stephen A. Fuchs on December 16, 2020 On December 10, 2020, the New York City Council passed bill Int. 1314-A, which significantly expands the scope of New York City’s “ban-the-box” law, the New York City Fair Chance Act (FCA). The bill would impose significant restrictions on an employer’s ability to take adverse action against a job […]