Throughout 2023, we wrote about several laws that may have had an impact on your business, such as:
Ban The Box & Fair Chance Acts
These laws typically include:
Multiple states legalized medicinal and/or recreational cannabis use. Some of these laws include requirements on how drug screenings must be handled, but none require employers to allow employees to possess or use marijuana while on the job.
Numerous laws were passed that offer criminal expunction opportunities. Employers may not consider convictions that have been expunged, which is one reason Backgrounds Online only provides current, reportable information.
Improvements For You
As a service-first company, we have an uncompromising focus on offering the tools you need to build solid teams. To accomplish this, we developed new features such as:
We provide the ability to customize your screening packages, co-brand the emails your applicants receive and add your logo to the flow your candidates go through when submitting their information. These capabilities heighten trust and encourage top talent to choose you.
Many companies have multiple people involved in the hiring and screening process. To accommodate your specific needs, we introduced additional user roles that allow you to quickly assign specific permissions to each of your team members.
When you onboard someone new, you run a background check to help ensure they are qualified and do not pose an undue risk. Our annual screening option can notify you if an employee incurs a new criminal offense to review, has a change to a license or credential, or becomes ineligible for ongoing employment.
We’re working on a new feature that will empower your candidates to easily communicate directly with our team, provide additional details or necessary documentation and check the progress of their background checks. Watch for news in early 2024!
We say it frequently because we believe it wholeheartedly; Backgrounds Online is your partner. We strive to continue building upon our synergy with you by:
Throughout the year, several courts reported longer turnaround times as they upgraded their systems and relied more on their in-house clerks. Our team found new ways to obtain the records you need quickly and provided faster, more efficient options.
We developed an easy way for you to comply with complex laws like the NYC Fair Chance Act, provided a wealth of educational resources and ensured you can easily find the compliance-related forms you need in our convenient Resource Center.
Baker’s Dozen For Screening
Backgrounds Online once again placed on HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen list for top background check providers thanks to your incredible support. This attests to the fact that we enjoy a collaborative and mutually beneficial relationship with our partners and clients which will continue to strengthen.
The team at Backgrounds Online is active and ready to assist you. We are available to create solutions for all your background screening needs Monday through Friday from 6am to 5pm PT.