Weekend Roundup: Paid Bereavement Leave, Guns in the Workplace, and More
In New York, lawmakers are fighting for paid bereavement leave for employees, while their neighbors in Connecticut struggle with the proliferation of synthetic marijuana (a/k/a Kush). Meanwhile, employers in West Virginia will no longer have the authority to bar employees from keeping guns in their vehicles at work. Get all the details in your Weekend Roundup:
Weekend Roundup: Texas Economy Cools, Ride-share Background Check Bill, and More
Texas has been the No. 1 state in the U.S. for job growth so far in 2018, but the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas reports that the state’s economy is likely entering a slowdown. The old wives’ tale about poppy-seed bagels and drug tests may have been proven correct, and Illinois is cracking down on light background checks for ride-sharing drivers. It’s all in your Weekend Roundup:
Weekend Roundup: Latest Jobs Numbers, PepsiCo FCRA Payout, and More
More positive news arrived for job seekers last week when the Labor Department announced another net gain of jobs in July, showing that employers continue to find ways to expand. A food and beverage giant opted to settle a million-dollar class-action lawsuit after failing to disclose that a consumer report would be obtained as a part of background checks, and more employers are considering switching to rolling background checks to avoid potential liability. Stay informed with our Weekend Roundup:
Weekend Roundup: Risks of Physical Testing, Driver Drug Test Overhaul, and More
If your company conducts pre-employment physical testing, are you taking the potential liability into account? The EEOC is cracking down on the potential for discrimination inherent in the policy. In other news, the Trucking Alliance is working to reform industry-standard drug testing for drivers and California is battling confusion about its ban on inquiries into job applicants’ salary histories. It’s your Weekend Roundup:
Weekend Roundup: Immigration Violations, Canned Over Cannabis, and Ride-share Screening Fails
Last week, we learned that increasing immigration enforcement can have very real consequences for human resources professionals, that using legal substances at home can lead to problems at work, and that even former ride-share drivers can still cause major P.R. headaches for the companies responsible for screening them.
Weekend Roundup: HireRight Lawsuit, EEOC Anti-harassment Training, and More
A Florida man illustrates the legal dangers in working with a cut-rate background check company and more in Monday’s Weekend Roundup.
Weekend Roundup: Employment Growth Continues, Follicle Fight’s New Front, and More
As summer rolls on, the employment market continues to heat up. A new jobs report last week contained more positive news on employment gains, even while wages remain mostly flat. Trucking industry organizations are undeterred in their push for hair-follicle drug...
Weekend Roundup: A New Medical Marijuana State, Equal Pay Legislation, and More
Oklahoma just became the 30th state in the U.S. to allow access to medical marijuana. In other news, a new study confirms that background screening is becoming more commonplace for both full-time and part-time employees, and New Jersey enacts equal pay legislation to combat gender inequity in the workplace.
Weekend Roundup: New DOT CCF Form, Pre-employment Testing Penalty, and More
In HR news, a pre-employment carpal-tunnel test cost a manufacturer $4.4 million, and more and more states and cities are discouraging pre-employment credit checks. Here’s your Weekend Roundup.
The 5 Best 2018 Employment Screening Trends So Far
A falling unemployment rate coupled with relatively slow growth has made it more difficult for many businesses to compete for top talent than at any time in recent memory. The trickle-down effects of new tariffs and uncertain trade agreements have yet to be seen, in most cases. Fortunately, employers can still position themselves for competitive success in hiring by optimizing their employment practices to account for some of the most important trends of the year.