Ban the Box Laws Take Effect in Virginia

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Well over three-quarters of the U.S. population now live in jurisdictions covered by Ban the Box laws, which remove the criminal conviction question from job applications and delay related background checks until later in the hiring process. Also known as fair chance hiring laws, these mandates aim to prevent discrimination against candidates who have criminal records. In addition to Read more »

Save Your Company Money by Staying Compliant

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The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), passed by Congress in 1970, is designed to ensure the accuracy and privacy of personal information filed by credit reporting agencies. It protects consumers – or in your case, candidate or employee – information from being used without their notice and consent.  As an employer, violation of the FCRA Read more »

The Benefits of Verifying Candidates’ Previous Employment History

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You have a critical position at your company that’s been suddenly vacated – and you need to fill it, yesterday. You’ve considered several candidates for the job, and there’s one that stands out above all the rest. Their resume is outstanding, with all the right experience, education, and credentials listed. They shone in their interview, Read more »

Breaking Down the California Consumer Privacy Act

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There’s a new law on the books protecting consumers’ personal information. It was signed into California law in 2019 – but its implications impact employers in all states. Any company serving Golden State residents must comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).  What is the CCPA? The CCPA provides broad new protections for consumers, allowing them to see all the information a Read more »

DHS Announces Flexibility in I-9 Compliance Form

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As it takes the entire world by storm, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep like an ominous tidal wave across the United States. As businesses scramble to stay safe, compliant, and financially solvent, updates, and guidelines change by the hour. You can turn to the expert team at Chane Solutions to help you keep up.  Read more »

Simple Solutions to Speed Up Your Company’s Hiring Process

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In today’s job market, top talent is in unprecedented high demand. As an employer, you need to be flexible and ready to react quickly to meet the needs and demands of the most in-demand candidates.   According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national unemployment rate in December was 3.5 percent – its lowest point in 50 years. It’s Read more »

What Drug Testing Method Should Your Company Be Using?

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Did you know that employers lose more than79 percent of negligent hiring cases – and drug abuse costs them about $1 billion dollars each year? These statistics should stop you in your tracks, as you consider how critical it is to have the right drug screening program in place at your business.  But which method is the right one? While Read more »

3 Reasons a Background Check Can Be Delayed

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The average candidate background checks take anywhere from one to five business days.  Generally, anything beyond this time can be considered a delay, which can be costly, especially if hiring needs to be done within a set timeframe.  But inevitably, there are unforeseen delays, for a number of reasons. Among the most common are:    Court Clerk Delays Read more »

Nevada Becomes the First State to Exclude Positive Marijuana Drug Tests as Reason for Employment Denial

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The times – and the laws – they are a-changing’.   Nevada is the first state to place restrictions on pre-employment marijuana drug tests. Under Assembly Bill (AB) 132, which took effect January 1, Nevada employers cannot refuse to hire anyone because the results of their screening tests showed the presence of marijuana. It gives those Read more »

Has Your State Joined the Ban the Box Movement?

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Approximately 70 million Americans – nearly one-third of all adults – have a prior arrest or conviction record. The Ban the Box movement, which has translated into the law in 35 states and more than 150 cities and counties, provides candidates a fair chance at being hired by removing the conviction question from job applications. It also moves Read more »