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Archive for August 2011

Negligent Hiring: Don‘t get caught saying “We should have known”

employment background check process to ensure an applicant is trustworthy and capable of performing job duties. Common examples of negligent hiring include a truck driver with numerous traffic violations, a substitute teacher who is a convicted sex offender, or a controller with convictions of embezzlement. These deviances are often a direct result of negligent hiring…

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Tech giant loses age discrimination case

$3 million to several hundred former employees who accused the company of age discrimination, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said Monday.     The EEOC sued 3M (MMM) in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis on behalf of a class of former employees who said the company laid off hundreds of workers over the age of…

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IAEE rejects EEOC proposal to ban background checks

ban the use of background checks on job applicants and/or current employees. “The issue of how best to rehabilitate convicted criminals and facilitating their entry, or re-entry, into the workforce is extraordinarily complex. While there are substantial benefits to society whenever persons returning from incarceration can be successfully positioned through their employment as productive citizens,…

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What makes a woman-owned small business extraordinary?

Mind Your Business, Inc. is a proud woman-owned small business, which has been running successfully since 1996. Recent achievements, including CEO Karen Caruso being awarded Small Business Person of the Year for North Carolina, have led us at MYB to step back and consider what it means to be a woman-owned small business. How do…

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Heath Schuler visits Mind Your Business

A native of Swain County and a current resident of Haywood County, Heath Shuler was first elected to represent North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District in November 2006. A former NFL quarterback,  Congressman Shuler was also a successful entrepreneur and small business owner prior to his congressional bid. As someone who has first-hand experience creating and…

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The real cost of drugs in the workplace

drug testing in the workplace should be an integral part of any business. It doesn’t t take an expert to understand that an employee who is intoxicated will be less productive, less valuable and less use to you than a sober one. But what are the real costs? Financially, how do drugs and alcohol in…

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How to hire an employment verification service

employment verification and wondered what it really is, where you can obtain this verification from and what the process is for doing so. The answer to all three questions? An employment verification service. An employment verification service is a company that can provide employers with verification on their employees – whether these employees are long-standing,…

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CPS launches daycare background screening website

log in and check out the centers in every city across the state. There is also information on any inspections done at the particular center and if they were given any citations. You can even read the reports done by the inspector. CPS regional spokesman John Lennan adds its important to go tour the facility…

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