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South Carolina addressing expungement of criminal convictions

South Carolina is the latest state to address expungement of criminal convictions. What does this mean for employers? When expungement requests become part of normal criminal procedure allowing expungement as a right, they will occur in significant numbers. This means that South Carolina records will become fluid, impacting the requirement that a report is “up-to-date”…

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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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Report: 95% of employers now conducting employment screening

The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) has released the results of its second annual background screening survey background screening survey. The report revealed that a sizeable 95% of employers said that their organization has been implementing employment screening in 2018. In this instance, employment screening is defined slightly loosely as “information compiled on an…

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E-Verify cases prior to 2008 to be deleted on March 1

On March 1, 2018, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) must dispose of E-Verify electronic employment verification system records dated on or before December 31, 2007. USCIS annually disposes of E-Verify records that are 10 years old or older per the National Archive and Records Administration (NARA) records retention and disposal schedule (N 1-566-08-7).…

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Three reasons to perform employment reference checks

1)   You want to ensure the applicant was honest. Resume fraud is a big problem, and it happens on all levels — from entry level to upper management. By contacting applicants’ references, you can ensure they did not embellish past job duties or fabricate educational experience. 2)   You want to ensure they have the right…

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Mississippi Court: injured applicants can receive worker’s comp

may be qualified for worker’s compensation should they become injured while the test is being administered. This case was brought to court after Kevin Collins injured his knee climbing into and out of a truck cab during a pre-employment driving and agility test in 2012. His employment with the company was contingent on passing these…

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Tobacco use banned in Colorado health hiring

In 2012, Centura Health system — one of the largest healthcare providers in Colorado — created a policy banning smoking and tobacco products on any of its properties. Now, two years later, Centura Health has announced that it will no longer hire smokers to work at any of its facilities in Colorado and Kansas. “As…

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Is it discriminatory to refuse to hire smokers?

It makes sense that healthcare facilities would want their employees to be healthy, considering that their job is to dole out advice and care to keep others healthy. But do hospitals and health systems have the right to include smoking bans in their corporate hiring policy? Or can banning cigarettes and other forms of tobacco…

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Calif. county may instate employee criminal history checks on ice cream truck vendors

Los Angeles County’s Board of Supervisors has proposed new regulations requiring ice cream truck operators, and other street vendors whose primary clientele consists of unsupervised children, to undergo fingerprinting and background checks before being licensed to run their businesses in Los Angeles County. Conducting these employee criminal history checks prior to licensing could potentially keep…

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