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Archive for April 2017

Congress introduces 'ban the box' legislation

according to the National Employment Law Project (NELP). Led by Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the introduction of the Fair Chance Act (S.842/H.R.1905) and the REDEEM Act (S.827/H.R.1906) set the stage for Congress to launch the debate over how to address the challenging job prospects facing the 70 million adults in the…

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Retention is key priority for employers when providing employee benefits

MetLife’s 15th Annual U.S. Employee Benefit Trends Study, most employers (83%) chose retaining employees as their top objective when providing benefits. And the importance of benefits works both ways. 66% of Millennials said benefits customization was important for increasing their loyalty to their employers, compared to 67% of Baby Boomers. “Employees have very distinct wants and needs…

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8,000 Uber, Lyft drivers fail Massachusetts' new background check

according to the Boston Globe. Uber added that the unlimited reach of the government’s background checks is unfair to drivers: “Thousands of people in Massachusetts have lost access to economic opportunities as a result of a screening that includes an unfair and unjust indefinite lookback period.” Per state law, Massachusetts-run background checks are able to search…

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2017 NAPBS Mid-Year Legislative & Regulatory Conference

NAPBS Mid-Year Legislative & Regulatory Conference kicks off today in Washington D.C. With a focus on regulation, legislation, education, and compliance (as related to the background screening industry), there’s something for everyone. The keynote sessions will discuss the Trump presidency, the future of accreditation, and legislative updates. The event is then broken up into key…

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