Archive for November 2013

Background check firms agree to $18M settlement

The putative class action lawsuits targeted two Verisk units: Intellicorp Records Inc. and Insurance Information Exchange LLC. These companies provide consumer reports including background checks. In their class action lawsuits, the plaintiffs accuse the companies of violating the FCRA by providing incorrect, outdated or incomplete information to potential employers. Specifically, they argue that the defendants…

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NAPBS urges employers to focus on background screening this holiday season

National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) reminds employers that properly screening job applicants is more important than ever in their latest press release. “Seasonal workers are an absolute necessity to handle the increased volume of customer transactions during the holidays, but employers need to make sure they’re not compromising their hiring process in the…

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Drug screening for jobs – is it important?

drug use higher than it has been in years past, drug screening for jobs is definitely an important step in the hiring process. There are some employers out there that don’t take part in drug testing because they’re wary of using resources for it’s implementation, but that’s most certainly a mistake. There are a variety…

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How to perform a criminal reference check

criminal reference check. The truth is, quite a number of businesses don’t do this, and many of them have found that this is something they came to regret down the road. There are a plethora of different roles that require this type of background check, while others may not deem it necessary. Different state laws…

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State of Texas sues over EEOC guidelines on hiring felons

filed suit against the EEOC, saying the state’s hiring guidelines limit employers from excluding convicted felons from employment to ensure that they do no hold positions of public trust. On April 25, 2012, the EEOC approved an updated ‘Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of…

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Get started with the process of employment drug testing and analysis

US Department of Labor, the economy can lose up to $246 billion each year due to substance abuse. Don’t let your company become a statistic. If you understand the necessities of a drug screening program already and are planning on starting employment drug testing in your workplace, there are several factors that you should keep…

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Superstore Target bans the box in their employee application process

The initiative, part of a widespread “Ban the Box” movement across the country, calls for employers to wait until a potential employee is being interviewed or has a provisional job offer before inquiring as to whether they have a criminal past. The idea is that ex-offenders will have a better chance at getting a job if…

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