Banning the Box: A Gray Area for Employers?

According to recent reports, roughly one in four adults has a criminal record. As such, the momentum in support of “ban the box” legislation—i.e., legislation that restricts an employer from including a little check box on a job application asking, “Have you ever been convicted of a crime?”—continues to grow. On July 14, 2014, the… More

Navigating the Maze of Employee Complaints

If you are local, please join me and Independent Benefit Services as we discuss what to do when someone complains: Employers face a potential legal minefield when dealing with employees who report allegations of discrimination, harassment or other workplace taboos. The laws in this area are complex, and employer missteps in dealing with these… More

Article on Social Media Talk At APCO

“Campbell outlined some of the most salient aspects of social-media law—a legal area that is still developing—and used some real life examples to demonstrate the complications of social-media law, as well as the serious ramifications for public-safety employees posting comments and pictures.”[email protected]&YM_MID=1480319&sfvc4enews=42&cl=article_2_b


The Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) requires that employers take certain steps before they ask a “consumer reporting agency” to run a background check on applicants or current employees.  What does this mean?  Employers who use background checks often must first give applicants and employees written notice that they will obtain a consumer report, get… More