Useful Links - Employment

The following website links provide information relating to legal policies and legislation that may be helpful in your employment 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 on the National Employment Law Project (NELP) website: https://www.nelp.org/


Fair Credit Reporting Act

A copy of the statute is found at: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/pdf-0111-fair-credit-reporting-act.pdf


Better Business Bureau: www.bbb.org

An ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers can trust each other. BBB’s mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust.


Professional Background Screening Association: https://thepbsa.org/

Founded in 2003 as a non-profit trade association, the PBSA serves to represent the interest of companies offering tenant, employment, and background screening.


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.

Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association: www.sapaa.com

The Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association’s mission is to establish, promote, and communicate the highest standards of quality, integrity, and professionalism in the administration of workplace substance abuse prevention programs through education, training, and the exchange of ideas.


Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration: www.samhsa.gov

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.


Gramm-Leach-Biley Act: https://business.ftc.gov/privacy-and-security/gramm-leach-biley-act

The Gramm-Leach-Biley 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.


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.


Human Resource Management


Society for Human Resource management: www.shrm.org

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession.

Workforce: www.workforce.com

Crain Communications Inc. is a privately held company focused on providing management information and marketing services to human resources (HR) professionals.

World at Work: www.worldatwork.org

World at Work is a not-for-profit organization providing education, conferences, and research focused on global human resources issues including compensation, benefits, work-life, and integrated total rewards to attract, motivate, and retain a talented workforce.

Human Resources Executive Online: https://hrexecutive.com/

Human Resource Executive Online is produced by the leading independent magazine for HR executives.

Employee Benefit News: www.benefitnews.com

The Benefits Group of SourceMedia provides up to the minute news and information for HR and Benefits decision-makers as well as brokers, advisers, and consultants.

Protect Yourself or File A Complaint


Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Complaint Assistance: www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov

The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, collects complaints about companies, business practices, identity theft, and episodes of violence in the media.


Free Annual Credit Reports: www.annualcreditreport.com

Fight identity theft by monitoring and reviewing your credit report. You may request your free credit report online, request your report by phone or request your report through the mail.


Internet Crime Complaint Center: www.ic3.gov

The IC3 accepts online internet crime complaints from either the actual victim or from a third party to the complainant.


Office for Victims of Crime: www.ojp.usdoj.gove/ovc 

OVC is committed to enhancing the Nation’s capacity to assist crime victims and to providing leadership in changing attitudes, polices, and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime.


Electronic Privacy Information Center: www.epic.org

EPIC is a public interest research center in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values.


National Consumer Protection Week: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/national-consumer-protection-week

National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is a coordinated campaign that encourages consumers nationwide to take full advantage of their consumer rights and make better-informed decisions.


Federal Citizen Information Center: https://publications.usa.gov

The Federal Citizen Information Center site offers important consumer information and publications to help you make important life decisions.


Fight Identity Theft: www.fightidentitytheft.com

The goal of Fight Identity Theft is to make you more aware of the risks of identity theft and to present clear steps you can take to protect yourself.


Privacy Rights Clearinghouse: www.privacyrights.org

The PRC’s goals are to raise consumers’ awareness of how technology affects personal privacy and empower consumers to take action to control their own personal information by providing practical tips on privacy protection.


Kid’s Privacy: www.ftc.gov/youarehere

The site is intended for students in 5th through 8th grade and can be used to complement lessons in critical thinking, writing, language arts, media literacy, business, civics, and social studies.