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Seattle’s Fair Chance Housing Workshop and Q&A session on February 7, 2018.

Fair Chance Housing Legislation In August 2017, the City of Seattle passed Fair Chance Housing legislation to help prevent unfair bias in housing against renters with a past criminal record. The new ordinance prevents landlords from unfairly denying applicants housing based on criminal history. It also prohibits the use of advertising language that automatically or […]

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Questions and Answers About the EEOC’s Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII

On April 25, 2012, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC or Commission) issued its Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e. The Guidance consolidates and supersedes the Commission’s 1987 and 1990 policy statements on […]

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Tenant Screening Newsletter, February 2018

URGENT – SEATTLE LANDLORDS! More New and Required Wording For Your Rental Applications! On Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Seattle Office Of Civil Rights Enforcer/Attorney, Michael Chin gave Tenant Screening companies instruction on compliance to FAIR CHANCE HOUSING. Many screening companies from the United States participated. Screening companies were given required wording for Rental Applications. Many Orca Information […]

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New city of Seattle Rental Application

URGENT! TEMPORARY – CITY OF SEATTLE RENTAL APPLICATION (clients not yet received their customized new Rental Applications) DOWNLOAD CITY OF SEATTLE RENTAL APPLICATION FINALIZED – CITY OF SEATTLE RENTAL APPLICATION SIGNATURE PAGE (for clients who have received customized applications but need additional new wording on 2nd page of application). DOWNLOAD CITY OF SEATTLE RENTAL APPLICATION […]

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[New] Rules for Adverse Action

Step 1: Written notice and authorization from applicant is required BEFORE you can order a consumer report/background check for employment purposes.  You must notify the individual in writing – in a Stand Alone document.  This Stand Alone document is the Release Authorization Notice.  The applicant is giving permission for your company to request a background […]

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New and Required Wording For Your Rental Applications!

URGENT – SEATTLE LANDLORDS! New and Required Wording For Your Rental Applications! 1. On Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Seattle Office Of Civil Rights Enforcer/Attorney, Michael Chin gave Tenant Screening companies instruction on compliance to FAIR CHANCE HOUSING. Many screening companies from the United States participated. 2. Screening companies were given required wording for Rental Applications. […]

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Background Checks: What Employers Need to Know Tips From the FTC & EEOC

FTC Once you’ve satisfied all applicable recordkeeping requirements, you may dispose of any background reports you received. However, the law requires that you dispose of the reports – and any information gathered from them – securely. That can include burning, pulverizing, or shredding paper documents and disposing of electronic information so that it can’t be read or […]

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