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Archive for August 2018

What 'adverse action' is (and how employers should pursue it)

An adverse action is a negative action reported to a job applicant pertaining to the denial of employment, due to issues identified through a pre-employment screening check. Taking adverse action is perfectly legal (and necessary!). However, there are two key steps to take to ensure you don’t discriminate against a candidate: A pre-adverse notice, sent…

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EEOC sues United Airlines for sexual harrassment

United Airlines, Inc. violated federal law by subjecting a female flight attendant to a hostile work environment of sexual harassment over a multi-year period, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed earlier this month. According to the lawsuit, a United captain frequently posted sexually explicit images of a United flight…

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5 signs your organization is ready for pre-employment screening

With 95% of employers performing background screening on job candidates these days, those that aren’t are at a significant disadvantage. Given the complexities of employment screening, organizations often partner with a pre-employment screening company to ensure their processes are lawful and effective. If you don’t implement pre-employment screening at your organization, consider the following signs as sure…

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July 2018 employment: US adds 157,000 jobs

According to ‘The Employment Situation‘ report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in the United States edged down to 3.9 percent, while the economy added 157,000 jobs, in July. In July, the unemployment rate edged down by 0.1 percentage point to 3.9 percent, following an increase in…

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Salary history to be removed from applications for Kansas City jobs

Last month, Kansis City voted to take salary history off applications for city jobs. According to KCTV, the decision came after about a dozen women’s groups came together to ask the city to stop collecting salary history in the hiring process. They claimed that “not asking for pay history is the fair, right thing to…

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Employers explore repaying student loans

A new survey from American Student Assistance, a private nonprofit dedicated to eliminating finance as a barrier to education and the dreams education enables, has revealed the burden of student debt on young employees. The survey of 500 employees ages 22 to 33 highlights how student loan debt negatively impacts their focus, well-being and retirement planning and…

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