Entries by Jerry Nielson

MyTruSeal, Prepare for the future!

With extended unemployment benefits set to expire in January for millions of laid-off workers, the need for a short-term source of income is more critical to many families this year. The holiday season, while straining the budgets of those without jobs, also extends a ray of hope to people who have been searching for employment […]

California Joins Other States in Placing Restrictions on Employer Use of Credit Checks

On October 10, 2011, Governor Brown signed into legislation Assembly Bill No. 22, which generally prohibits employers from using an applicant’s or employee’s credit history in making employment decisions. Effective January 1, 2012, Employers in California may only use a consumer credit reports for employment purposes if the report is sought for one of the […]

California Senate Bill 909 to ammend disclosure requirements

California SB 909 takes effect on January 1, 2012, and amends CA Civ. Code Section 1786.16, requires that employers include the background check company’s internet website in the Disclosure form. The purpose is so that an applicant can get information about the background check company’s privacy practices, including whether a consumer’s personal information will be […]

Clear The Air

Trusting an employee to manage the company’s financial accounts is serious business, and making sure the right person is in the position is among the most important decisions a hiring specialist can make. Millions of employees nationwide have access to sensitive records that clients believe are in the right hands. But time and time again, […]

Maryland Joins Illinois, Washington, Oregon and Hawaii In Placing Restrictions on Employer Use of Credit Checks

On April 12, 2011, Governor O’Malley signed into legislation the Job Applicant Fairness Act which generally prohibits employers from using an applicant’s or employee’s credit history in making employment decisions. Specifically, the Act prohibits most employers from using credit history in determining whether to deny employment to a job applicant; discharge an employee; decide compensation; […]

Verifying Holiday Workers

Analysts are estimating that a larger-than-predicted increase in seasonal hiring over 2010 is going to help temporarily stabilize the floundering job market. Nearly a half-million holiday workers were expected to be added to payrolls in the final three months of the year, according to the National Retail Federation. Those were the employees who helped retailers […]

Philadelphia Passes A New “Ban The Criminal Box” Law That Applies To Private Employers

Employers in Philadelphia will soon need to revise the criminal history questions on their employment applications based on a recent law. On April 13, 2011, City of Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed Bill No. 110111-A, which was passed by the Philadelphia City Council on March 31, 2011. The law will become effective 90 days after […]

MyTruSeal provides a sunny outlook for job seekers

A partly sunny outlook on the 2011 holiday shopping season has retailers leveraging social media to announce their specials in a bid to bring more consumers through their doors. Staffing specialists are also using the power of technology to hire temporary holiday employees. QR, or quick response, codes are driving job seekers to career pages […]

How to avoid contractors with a bad history

At some point, every business invites a contractor into the office to perform work. But who do they trust to double-check that the workers have an upstanding track record? Countless news reports chronicle the millions of dollars lost every year on shoddy craftsmanship or abandoned projects. What they don’t mention is the sure fire way […]

Career fair provides opportunities

The discouragingly high unemployment rate makes any job search these days a daunting task. Career fairs are one of the few mechanisms that offer the slightest glimmer of hope. Prospective employers gather to fill a finite number of positions and choose the best candidates. There is one common ingredient in finalizing their employment status: a […]

MyTruSeal exhibiting at upcoming job fair

Those testing the employment waters at the upcoming Denver Career Fair are hoping they’re fortunate enough to secure an interview. Putting its talents on display at the Dec. 5 job expo at the Doubetree Hotel in Denver is MyTruSeal, a Lakewood-Colo.-based company that expedites the process and gets a steady paycheck coming in much sooner. The self-background […]

Holiday season hiring helps employ America

For businesses, it means it’s time to buckle down for a busy three-month period that could determine whether the company ends the fiscal year in the black. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that the 2008 employment gain during the holiday season was roughly 520,000. Although it accounted for three-fourths of the average holiday season […]