Archive for July 2013

Attorney Generals oppose EEOC’s criminal records guidance

EEOC’s recent guidance on criminal record checks and the hiring of those with previous criminal convictions. According to the state AGs: The EEOC’s enforcement actions and Enforcement Guidance are an unwarranted expansion of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The EEOC cannot use Title VII and the prevention of racial discrimination in employment as…

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The Secret Service Agent who sold cybercrooks fake IDs

In addition to being a talented ID forger, Celtic was a Secret Service agent. The government calls it “Operation Open Market,” a four-year investigation resulting, so far, in four federal grand jury indictments against 55 defendants in 10 countries, facing a cumulative millennium of prison time. What many of those alleged scammers, carders, thieves, and…

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Five steps to performing a criminal reference check

Criminal reference checks – as part of an overall employment screening strategy – are a key part of this. At first glance, criminal reference checks seem simple, but if you’ve ever performed one you’ll know that there’s actually quite a lot to them. With that said, here are our five steps to performing a successful…

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EEOC offers guidance on criminal background checks

said at a July 17 workshop. In fact, just last month the EEOC filed lawsuits against two employers alleging they violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by implementing and utilizing a criminal background check policy that resulted in employees being fired or screened out for employment. At the workshop, Wilburn said EEOC views…

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Rhode Island enacts Ban the Box law

Senate Bill 357 (SB 357) – a “Ban the Box” law that will prohibit inquiries from employers on job applications regarding prior criminal convictions. Although, an exception would be when federal or state law specifically disqualifies a person from employment due to a prior conviction or authorizes such inquiries. SB 357 will make it an “unlawful…

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SCANA corporation and Mind Your Business

SCANA Corporation has been an energizing force throughout South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia – bringing power and fuel to homes and businesses, stimulating economic growth, spurring innovation and enriching our local communities. Behind the scenes, Mind Your Business plays a key role in ensuring the SCANA workforce is productive, reliable and efficient through the…

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Dead interviewed in fake U.S. Government background checks

Business Week. In the Bloomberg Businessweek report, Domico is among 20 investigators who have pleaded guilty or have been convicted of falsifying such reports since 2006. Half of them worked for companies such as Altegrity Inc., which performed a background check on national-security contractor Edward Snowden. In one case, Kayla M. Smith, a former investigative specialist…

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Oklahoma to initiate drug tests for welfare applicants

House Bill 2388, that requires welfare applicants to be screened for possible drug use and drug tested upon suspicion they are using. The screening requirement is designed to surmount constitutional objections to mandatory, suspicionless drug testing of public benefits applicants and recipients. Several other states have passed public benefits drug testing laws with a screening…

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