What U.S. Employers Need to Know About Ban-The-Box Laws

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In a famous episode of U.S. comedy series “The Office”, branch manager Michel Scott learns that one of his employees, hired by another branch, is a convicted felon. In true television form, Michael informs all employees of the incident, and dons a convict felon persona “Convict Mike”  to advocate for why working in an office […]

DC Council Advances Job Protections for Marijuana Users

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This blog was originally published in Forbes on June 10, 2022.The Washington DC Council approved a bill that provides broad protections for marijuana users in the city. The bill, titled the Cannabis Employment Protections Amendment Act of 2022, prohibits employers from adversely affecting the employment of any person who uses marijuana, even if they test […]

Negotiating In The Dark No More: NYC Employers Will Soon Be Required To Disclose Salaries In Job Postings

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This blog was originally published in Forbes on February 16, 2022. With a single Tweet, “…if you apply for my old job as a Senior Travel Reporter, you should ask for no less than $115K…,” Victoria Walker ignited the #shareyoursalary movement aimed at normalizing open conversations about pay. “I believe being transparent is one way to achieve equity in media,” said […]

Rewind – A Look Back at HireRight’s Favorite Blogs of 2021

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In 2020, the pandemic took everyone by surprise, and many businesses had to pivot quickly to address virtual hiring, a newly remote workforce, and a seemingly never-ending series of changes and surprises. By 2021, we were quickly adapting to these remote or hybrid work environments, and HR teams were quickly adjusting to this new normal. […]

Canada Considers New Privacy Legislation

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In several countries around the world, lawmakers are grappling with how to protect the privacy of their citizens’ data. In other countries with well-established data privacy laws, measures are under consideration to bolster existing laws.  Canada is one such country where the proposed Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020, otherwise known as “Bill C-11”, is before […]