Does Your Employment Application Need to Be Updated?

by Ann Kontner All HR professionals know that having candidates complete an employment application is a very important step in the hiring process. Employment applications not only collect employment history and educational information on potential candidates, but can also be used to inform applicants...

FTC and EEOC Issue Guidance on FCRA and Background Checks

by Ethan Ostroff and Bryan Haynes Hiring decisions are among the most important choices for any employer, but the process can be complex. For the first time, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have jointly issued two short guides on employment...

New Law Restricts Ability of Employers in New Jersey to Ask Job Applicants If They Have Criminal Records

On August 11, 2014, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law the New Jersey Opportunity to Compete Act , Pub. L. 2014, ch. 32 (the “Opportunity to Compete Act,” the “NJOCPA,” or the “Act”), which takes effect on March 1, 2015. The Opportunity to Compete Act...