Two recent stories in the news serve as a stark reminder of why we do what we do every day–to protect people.
The New York Legislature’s 2019–2020 State Budget includes a drastic increase to the Office of Court Administration (OCA) searches — from $65 to $95 per search. While the stated purpose of the increase is to fund the state’s indigent defense programs, it begs the question — is the state merely looking for more money or is there some underlying purpose to try to get employers to stop doing background checks? Hire Image, along with many others have fought against this steep increase. Unfortunately, to no avail.
Hire Image currently passes through a $68.00 fee, which includes the additional $3.00 OCA processing charge. With this change, the pass-through fee will now increase to $98.00. It should be noted that this fee is for each name searched, as the state has also refused to include alias names in the search. For those who are residents of the State of New York, we encourage you to reach out to your legislators regarding this increase and let your voices be heard. …
On Wednesday, January 29th, 2020, at 3:00 PM EST, Hire Image will be hosting a FREE webinar: Background and Drug Screening: Identifying the Trends and Challenges Facing Employers in the Year Ahead
Join Hire Image CEO Christine Cunneen and Seyfarth Shaw LLP Senior Counsel, Jennifer Mora to learn helpful information pertaining to the trends facing HR professionals as you look to improve your background and drug screening policies in the new year.
Subjects covered include FCRA updates, State and Local updates, Drug Testing and more.
This webinar is approved for SHRM PDC credit.
This webinar is approved for HCRI credit.