The plaintiffs sued in 2010, alleging that those procedures violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 . According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), employers may violate Title VII if their policies have a disproportionate adverse impact based on race, national origin or other protected categories, and if employers cannot demonstrate the…

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2014 Harris Poll study showed that: 55% of job applicants exaggerated their past job responsibility 42% of job applicants altered their dates of employment 34% of job applicants gave false job titles [caption id="attachment_5042" align="alignleft" width="300"] Source: HireRight 2015 HireRight Employment Screening Benchmarking Report[/caption] Similarly, 86% of respondents to the 2015 HireRight Benchmarking Report indicated that…

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Office of Personnel Management gave DHS permission to create up to 1,000 new jobs. By granting this authority, the OPM will allow the Department to bypass many of the hiring procedures that the government currently has in place that could delay hiring. The hope is that, by getting staff on board quicker, DHS can get…

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three large grocery store chains have found themselves the target of lawsuits for violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. All three of them chose the wiser route, to settle the class action lawsuits rather than risk going to court and losing their cases. Whole Foods, Food Lion/Delhaize, and Publix Supermarkets each settled out of…

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Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). When he applied for a job with Amazon as a “puller” at one of the online retailer’s distribution centers in November 2013, Williams also filled out a form giving SMX the authority “to obtain his consumer report for employment purposes.” That form stated that if anything is found in the…

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Motor vehicle record checks are not as commonly utilized in hiring as other checks, such as criminal record or credit checks, but they are absolutely vital for some businesses, especially ones in the transportation industry. Taxi drivers, cross-country truck drivers, mail carriers, city and school bus drivers, delivery drivers and ride-sharing contractors — just to…

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Many retail stores are already busting out the holiday music and cheery decór, and retailers and organizations are already going about hiring holiday helpers. While any business would do well to screen its holiday help — after all, businesses are more likely to be robbed by employees than shoplifters — it’s a different story altogether…

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It has been a while since we’ve focused on the hiring process specifically, but in light of a major incident of resume fraud, it’s a good time to take a look at your business’ employment, reference and education background check processes and make sure you’re asking the right questions when presented with a new candidate…

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