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Why is seven years of credit history available?

Everyone knows credit information stays on your report for seven years and for most employers you can only go back seven years when performing background checks - BUT WHY? Is it biblical, strategic or arbitrary?  The answer to the reason for seven years of credit...

Weekend Round Up: Drug testing in the workplace and salaries

Forbes: "How Marijuana Legalization Will Affect Drug Testing in the Workplace" While no one is certain how the legalization of marijuana will affect the nation, especially our lives at work, the resounding response is to continue or increase drug testing.  More and...

Weekend Round Up: The EEOC and disputing common wisdom

HR Director: “What If Employees Actually Were an Asset?” Even though the analogies are British, the concept applies. Common wisdom says that “employees are our greatest asset”, but are they really? What if we thought about our employees as an asset, as sports teams...

FCRA: What does it mean now?

Debtor’s financial records are available to debt collectors through Accurint, a service provided by LexisNexis; however, earlier this month, a federal judge required a payment of $13.5M for violations of the FCRA. The violation was caused by LexisNexis’ refusal to...

Weekend Round Up: IRS, EEOC and HR in the C-suite

September 13-14, 2014 Inc.: "Free Food Makes Employees Happy, So Naturally the IRS Wants to Tax It" As if there weren’t enough tax codes currently that small businesses have to follow, the IRS is now looking to tax food supplied in the office, including lunches and...

What’s your rehire policy?

Most companies have a rehire policy of some kind—you have to differentiate between those employees you want back on your team and those who can never, ever darken your doorway again once they walk out. But, what determines whether an employee is eligible for re-hire...

Weekend Round Up: The ADA and Workforce Substance Abuse

Sept. 7—Sept. 8, 2014 TLNT.com: “Court: ADA Requires Accommodating Employees with Angry Outbursts” According to a recent lawsuit, the employee listed angry outbursts directed at subordinates, among the symptoms of his physical ailments. The article goes on to list...

Weekend Round Up: Culture and the Labor Force

CNN [VIDEO]: “Five Facts from the US Labor Market”  In this brief video, CNN focuses on highlights from the latest labor market report, including: Full time women only make 80% of full time men’s salary 30% of the workforce is freelance 10,000 Baby Boomers are...

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