FMCSA Annual Query Reminder

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FMCSA Annual Query Reminder Compliance Updates | Reading Time: 2 minutes December 15, 2020 Written by Jen Waite InCheck would like to remind you that the FMCSA requires employers to conduct all annual queries through the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse by January 5, 2021. If you have already conducted a pre-employment query on all currently…

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Authorization and Disclosure Forms

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Authorization and Disclosure Forms Compliance Updates | Reading Time: 4 minutes September 28, 2020 Written by Jen Waite FCRA Authorization and Disclosure forms should be reviewed regularly to check for industry best practice updates. It’s possible that the sample form you’re using or the forms your staff or legal counsel created even a year or…

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Employer Background Check Compliance

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Employer Background Check Compliance Compliance Updates | Reading Time: 3 minutes August 25, 2020 Written by Jen Waite A typical misconception is that compliance only affects the technical areas of background checks such as authorization and disclosure forms, employment application restrictions, and the timing of background check requests.  However, there are additional areas of compliance…

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Salary History Ban: Update

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Salary History Ban: Update Compliance Updates | Reading Time: 5 minutes July 13, 2020 Written by Jen Waite This article was originally published on January 23rd, 2019, and updated on July 13th, 2020. InCheck previously reported on the growing trend of salary history ban legislation back in early 2018. Since that post, salary history ban…

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Pre-employment Marijuana Testing Bans

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Pre-employment Marijuana Testing Bans Compliance Updates | Reading Time: 3 minutes July 6, 2020 Written by Jen Waite This article was originally published in 2019, and was updated 7/6/2020. As the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana use is on the rise, so are bans against pre-employment testing for the substance.  It is important to…

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Compliance News: May 2020

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Compliance News: May 2020 Compliance Updates | Reading Time: 3 minutes May 30, 2020 Written by Jen Waite Here are a few of the updates from our Q2 Compliance Newsletter. Covid-19 Compliance Updates DOT Guidance The United States of Transportation issued guidance on compliance for DOT regulated employers. FMCSA Guidance The Federal issued an enforcement…

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Ban the Box: What You Need to Know

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Ban the Box: What You Need to Know Compliance Updates | Reading Time: 3 minutes March 13, 2019 Written by Jen Waite With the steady increase in jurisdictions enacting ban-the-box laws, it has become essential for employers to remain vigilant on understanding how the legislation impacts their hiring practices. Ban the box laws can be…

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Amendment to the FCRA

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Amendment to the FCRA Compliance Updates | Reading Time: 3 minutes November 1, 2018 Written by Jen Waite A new amendment to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (S.2155), allows consumers to request a security freeze, free of charge, from the nationwide credit reporting agencies (Equifax,…

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Common Background Screening Misconceptions

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Common Background Screening Misconceptions Candidate Experience | Reading Time: 4 minutes October 17, 2018 Written by Jen Waite Background screening compliance practices can be downright terrifying for some employers. However, knowing how to apply them is essential for any company.  So, if you’re looking to face your compliance fears and indulge in scary topics such…

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