Legislation

Incorporating legal requirements into your employment screening program

Achieving compliance with applicable federal and state laws can be an overwhelming added stress to an already complicated process. IntelliCorp closely monitors legislation and provides valuable information to help you maintain compliance in your screening program. 

Understanding employment screening laws and guidelines

When conducting employment screening, it is vitally important to be aware of the required laws and regulations in order to avoid costly fines and litigation. The following compliance resources provide information on some of the important legislation:

  • Ban the Box Guide – “Ban the Box” refers to the campaign to persuade employers to remove the criminal record check box from their job applications so that an applicant’s qualifications are considered first, without the stigma of a criminal record. This guide provides an overview of the Ban the Box laws at the state and city levels. 
  • Credit Report Guide – This is a guide to the restrictions on the use of credit reports in employment decisions at the state and city levels. 
  • FCRA Quick Reference Guide – This guide provides information about Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) rules and regulations. 
  • E-Verify Legislation – E-Verify refers to the law that requires companies to employ only individuals who can legally work in the U.S. – either U.S. citizens or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization. The following states have passed some form of E-Verify legislation:

 

IntelliCorp can help

Employment screening laws and regulations are complicated. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, IntelliCorp is aware of the varied legislation and can provide help in building a compliant employment screening program via our unparalleled service philosophy. 

Our knowledgeable training professionals can provide resources to educate those in your organization who conduct employment screening and help them be vigilant in compliance management. 

When you have questions that require quick and reliable answers, our customer service team will deliver fast and professional assistance. 
Additionally, when you want to stay up-to-date on current or potential legislation, we offer a blog that is focused on providing information to educate and empower you in this complex industry. 

We value our partnership with IntelliCorp and are confident that our background screening process is thorough, accurate and helpful in keeping our organization safe and secure.

-- Allan G. | Human Resources Manager

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