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The National Employment Law Project — a non-profit organization and advocacy group — estimates 65 million Americans have a criminal record. Some 700,000 people are released from state and federal prisons annually. When the...more
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According to some studies, over 90% of employers conduct criminal-background checks for some job applicants and over 70% of employers conduct background...more
In February 2013, identical bills aimed at reducing pre-employment discrimination against individuals with criminal histories were introduced in the New Jersey Senate and the New Jersey Assembly (S2586 and A3837). Both bills...more
New Jersey legislators have proposed a law to prevent employers in the Garden State from asking prospective employees about their criminal history on job applications. This "Ban the Box" proposal refers to the box often...more
Employers that use third parties to perform background checks on applicants or employees must start using new Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) forms immediately. The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which is...more
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the “Bureau”) has taken over rulemaking and enforcement responsibilities for the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) and has updated an important FCRA form that employers must use when...more
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