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Employment growth and background checks: The weekend roundup

March 7—March 8, 2015 The economy continues the growth trend of 2015, and most predictions continue to be positive, despite reports of deflation. As hiring continues, employers should take a careful look at their background screening process. More companies are ending...

EEOC, drug testing and HR Tech Purchases: The Weekend Roundup

Last week, the focus was on FCRA compliance and the disclosure form as a part of the application process. Now, we have shifted to EEOC compliance. The EEOC is back in the spotlight, but they come out the loser in the Freeman case again (the case was originally filed...

Compliance update: Pizza Hut’s FCRA Lawsuit

The lawsuit filed against Pizza Hut by the FCRA last month is similar to the ones filed against Michael’s earlier this year and Whole Foods in 2014. The background check disclosure in the application process was not absolutely pristine, and thus the restaurant chain...

What are civil searches…and should I do them?

Focus on Civil Searches, straight from the desk of Elisabeth Stover, the KRESS office manager and expert on finding the right record for the job.  What exactly are civil searches? Are they worth the weight everyone seems to give them? Let’s examine exactly what a...

Weekend Roundup: Employers leaving dangerous gaps in their hiring

It’s rare that employment screening is leading the news from two countries, but that is the case this week. Uber is increasing their security, and other countries are looking for better ways to screen their employees. It may be time to reconsider your screening...

Where do criminal background checks come from?

The single source database and other myths of criminal background checks There is no single source for criminal background checks. There—it’s out. Many employment screening companies sell their customers on the national database search, but there are so many gaps in...

What is the future of the workforce?

Weekend roundup for Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2015 We have spent a lot of time over the past ten years figuring out how to separate employees’ personal lives from their work lives, but most companies have realized this is a losing battle and are embracing the integration of...

Wal-Mart fails to provide reasonable accommodations

EEOC sues after employee refused employment after drug test Once again, a multi-national corporation shows the necessity of meticulosity in HR processes and procedures. A candidate was refused employment because she couldn’t take a drug test. She has end stage renal...

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