In a recent study regarding cyber crime and company security, business professionals were asked what factors they deemed most important when it comes to protecting their companies against hacks, stolen data and other cyber crimes. While survey respondents had the option to choose from a variety of factors — such as physical security, access control…

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has signed a consent decree with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and agreed to pay $1.6 million out to 56 claimants. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, those claimants may have been discriminated against when BMW took adverse action against them due to stringent criminal record checks conducted after they had already been hired.…

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Wage and Hour Division sued the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) and several employers within the sect for continuing to violate child-labor laws after a 2007 court order demanded they cease the employment of minor children for pecan harvesting. The Wage and Hour Division had been investigating the FLDS church for…

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relating to the employee’s character, general reputation … and qualifications for potential employment.” Connor sued under the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA), because First Student had not obtained her written permission before conducting any background screening, whether for a credit or character report. Meanwhile, First Student requested summary judgment due to the ICRAA…

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can cost a business a lot of money. As already mentioned, accidents in the workplace may result in the company being sued by employees, and worker’s compensation will need to be paid out for any injured employee. A loss in employee productivity due to injury or distraction on the job can cause losses in company…

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Some forms of background checks, like the National Criminal Search, are par for the course for most employers. But fingerprint background checks aren’t necessarily as common as you’d think. Employers and job applicants alike have questions about fingerprinting as part of the background check process. For starters, why do some employers check fingerprints when others…

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a release from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate continued to drop in August, with that month showing an unemployment rate of just 5.1 percent. Non-farm employers saw 173,000 new jobs created, primarily in financial activities and health care services. This is slightly lower than the monthly average so far this year,…

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adverse action.” Adverse action can also be letting go an existing employee, or refusing promotions based on similar information. For the sake of this blog post, however, we will focus on taking adverse action during the hiring process. Taking adverse action is legal, so long as you do not discriminate against a candidate in your…

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New York City’s decision to ban all employment credit checks this past spring, we thought it would be a good idea to revisit that question: Why DO employers check credit scores for potential employees, and what information do they get when they pull a credit report? First of all, when an employer pulls a credit…

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HENDERSONVILLE, NC, September 9, 2015 — Mind Your Business is thrilled to be a recipient of a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) from the Social Security Administration, under its GSA Schedule. This honor is granted to small businesses that serve as contractors to federal agencies and meet certain qualifications. A BPA is a means for federal agencies…

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