REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- When the latest additions to California's Fair Employment and Housing Act took effect July 1, legal experts noted the increased risk of lawsuits facing the state's employers.
Today, GoodHire introduced a technology solution to automatically guide employers through California's new laws and any other state, local and fair-chance laws wherever you hire.
It's the background screening industry's first built-in workflow, helping employers comply with federal adverse action requirements as well as over 180 state and local ban-the-box rules.
Ban-the-box initiatives first focused on removing questions about criminal history from job applications to give the 70 million Americans with records a better chance to find work.
Today, state and local ban-the-box and "fair chance" laws contain complex, overlapping rules mandating how businesses evaluate job candidates' criminal histories.
As a result, employers must decipher sometimes conflicting laws. Mistakes invite legal action: for example, Brooklyn's Barclays Center faces a class-action lawsuit alleging "flawed and discriminatory criminal history screening policies" that violate New York City's strict Fair Chance Act and federal laws.
Lawsuit costs add up: A recent FCRA lawsuit against TransUnion resulted in a $60 million judgment against the company.
With GoodHire's new workflow, employers can seamlessly follow new fair-chance laws as well as traditional federal Fair Credit Reporting Act and EEOC guidelines.
"Employers won't have to keep changing their processes as laws change," says GoodHire Cofounder Brian Monahan. "We automate compliance, giving teams peace of mind knowing they're following the letter and the spirit of these fair chance laws."
Matthew Monahan, CEO of GoodHire's parent company Inflection, sees another advantage.
"Through easy mobile workflows and smart automation, GoodHire frees HR to focus on the human side of hiring."
GoodHire's "humanizing" approach to background checks has garnered industry accolades since the 2016 debut of its True Me candidate experience, which empowers job seekers to add context to their background check results.
Both the automated workflow and the True Me candidate experience are available with every GoodHire background check – at no extra charge.
GoodHire humanizes background screening by helping more than 55,000 employers and their candidates build relationships on mutual trust, safety, and fairness. Owned by Silicon Valley-based Inflection, a Certified B Corp, GoodHire offers background checks you can feel good about.
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