Preparing for Applicant Screening in
the New Year

Employment Screening Services, Inc., wishes all of our clients a very happy, healthy, and prosperous 2018!

For many employers, the New Year brings new challenges to its applicant selection practices. You may wish to double check with employees who are involved with interviews, pre-employment assessments, and background checks to insure everyone is on the same page when it comes to compliance with any of the new and coming "ban laws".

Most notably, California has both a state "ban-the-box" law and a ban on applicant salary inquiries becoming active on January 1, 2018. Other states and local jurisdictions are scheduled to follow suit later in the year, and the trend is expected to continue. ESS stands ready to support our clients with preparation for those changes that affect employment screening practices.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at if you have any questions regarding these issues and how we can help you stay in compliance with the laws and ordinances that impact the employment screening process.

New Webinar Posted -- Two Important California Laws Become Effective on January 1, 2018

If you missed the December 5th webinar discussing California’s "Ban-the-Box" and "Salary Inquiry Ban", the presentation is now available for online viewing.

Also available are the updated slides as well as copies of the two laws. Note that the Ban-the-Box law (AB 1008) is preceded by the state's July 1, 2017 law "Consideration of Criminal History in Employment Decisions Regulations." Both are labor laws to be enforced by California Fair Employment and Housing Council. We suggest you familiarize yourself with both regulations.

Previous ESS articles regarding these regulations can be found under the Resource Center tab – ESS Publications.

Please remember ESS is not giving legal advice or opinion. Be sure to check with your legal counsel before making any changes to your policies, procedures and practices.

CLICK HERE to view the webinar. You will see the link to download the webinar slides and copies of the laws.

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