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ClearChecks Services Update: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 16, 2020 Given these uncertain times, we want to update our customers on status of our business and background verification services. COVID-19 is causing large disruptions in the workplace, remote work, and challenges for HR and small business owners everywhere. Every department at ClearChecks is fully operational and ready to provide you with support […]

Now What? Practical Tips for Navigating California Post-A.B. 5

By Jim Paretti, Michael J. Lotito, Bruce Sarchet, and Patrick C. Stokes on September 18, 2019 On September 18, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law sweeping legislation—Assembly Bill 5 (A.B. 5)—that will dramatically reshape the contours of California’s workforce and economy, and potentially reclassify two million independent contractors—roughly 10% of the state’s workforce—as “employees” for […]

Colorado Limits Inquiries About Applicants’ Criminal History

By Zoe Argento, Philip Gordon, and Adrienne Scheffey on June 12, 2019 Colorado has joined the ban-the-box legislative trend.  Ban-the-box laws prohibit employers from asking applicants about criminal history on the employment application, thereby banning the once-common checkbox for applicants to disclose their ex-convict status.  These laws also generally impose other restrictions on the collection and […]

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 […]