OTHER LEGAL POLICIES
The following website links provide information relating to legal policies and legislation that may be helpful in your hiring and retention decisions. American Databank (ADB) is providing these Internet links as a courtesy to our customers and other users of the web. These websites are not affiliated with ADB, nor does ADB take responsibility for the accuracy, availability or content of these external sites.
- Ban the Box / Fair Chance Laws – www.nelp.org
An excellent source of information on Fair Chance / Ban The Box laws at the state, city and county levels can be found at the website of the National Employment Law Project: http://www.nelp.org/content/uploads/Ban-the-Box-Fair-Chance-State-and-Local-Guide.pdf
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – www.eeoc.gov
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.
- Americans With Disabilities Act – www.ada.gov
Signed into law on July 26 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act is a wide-ranging legislation intended to make American Society more accessible to people with disabilities.
- Freedom of Information Act – www.foia.gov
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a law that gives you the right to access information from the federal government. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government.
- Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – www.ftc.gov
The mission of the FTC is to prevent business practices that are anticompetitive or deceptive or unfair to consumers; to enhance informed consumer choice and public understanding of the competitive process; and to accomplish this without unduly burdening legitimate business activity.
- Drivers Privacy Protection Act – www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/Revenue-MV/RMV/1220610980199
The Driver's Privacy Protection Act of 1994 is a United States federal statute governing the privacy and disclosure of personal information gathered by state Departments of Motor Vehicles. The statute prohibits the disclosure of personal information without the express consent of the person to whom such information applies. Please see your individual states website regarding specific details.
- Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act – http://business.ftc.gov/privacy-and-security/gramm-leach-bliley-act
The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act requires financial institutions – companies that offer consumers financial products or services like loans, financial or investment advice, or insurance – to explain their information-sharing practices to their customers and to safeguard sensitive data.
- Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) – www.jointcommission.org
An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.
- U.S. Social Security Administration – www.ssa.gov
They deliver services through a nationwide network of over 1,400 offices that include regional offices, field offices, card centers, teleservice centers, processing centers, hearing offices, the Appeals Council, and our State and territorial partners, the Disability Determination Services.