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 […]

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 […]

About the Fair Credit Reporting Act or the “FCRA”

As an employer, you should be aware of the law called the Fair Credit Reporting Act or commonly referred to as the “FCRA”. The Fair Credit Reporting Act was enacted to promote the accuracy, fairness and privacy of consumer information contained in the files of consumer reporting agencies. Conditions exist for furnishing and using consumer […]