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EEOC Guidance On The Use Of Criminal Records In Employment Is Published

As I’m sure everyone is aware, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission just published a new guidance document on the use of arrest and conviction records in employment. I hope everyone was able to attend the webinar held by our law firm…

Reference Checking Can Help You Avoid Being Scammed

Believe it or not, people will try to scam their way into a job. They will make up things to put on their application that may or may not be true. Only businesses performing due diligence can be sure that they have not hired someone who has…

Background Check Help Minimize Employment Liability

An increase in consumer spending is helping the national unemployment rate continue its downward trend. The U.S. Bureau of Labor said job growth was widespread in the private sector in January, with large employment gains in professional…

New Regulations Require Use Of E-Verify

Supporters of tougher immigration laws are applauding the implementation of new laws that place stricter hiring rules on employers. In states like Alabama, the latest legislation will significantly affect employment in the construction industry.…

Is The Paper Resume Dying?

With companies going entirely paperless to reduce expenses and improve efficiency, much thought is being given to how things might look in a few years. Hiring is one of the many areas that has become tech-based since the early 2000s. Most…

Social Networking Sites Included In Background Checks

Techies and casual users who are part of the social media revolution probably can’t imagine their life without their favorite networking site, but that obsession could easily get them in trouble. More and more employers are sweeping social…

Criminals In The Workplace

A recent New York Times article is shedding light on a startling statistic that employers should be aware of: nearly one-third of Americans are arrested for a crime before they turn 23. Hiring managers know a criminal background check is…

Criminals In The Workplace

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is celebrating a court decision against a well-known national corporation for hiring violations that were perceived as inequitable toward minorities. A judge ordered Pepsi Beverages to pay $3.1…

Importance Of Pre-Employment Screening

Considering the mind-numbing volume of news stories about horrific crimes going on across the country, employers must constantly be on the look out for workers with questionable pasts. The child sex abuse scandals involving high-ranking employees…

Consumer Reporting Agencies Must Comply With The Fair Credit Reporting Act

Every company that screens new employees must abide by a strict set of rules, but how do you know if your business is fully compliant with the Fair Credit Reporting Act? The complex set of federal regulations, enacted in 1970 and amended…

Optimistic outlook for jobs in 2012

Consumers who were recently asked to project the future are more optimistic that employment conditions, the business climate and the financial situation of national corporations will continue to improve. The Conference Board Consumer Confidence…

Looking ahead to 2012 with MyTruSeal

They say the grass is always greener on the other side, and it looks as though the crabgrass, weeds and brown spots of recent years are slowly disappearing. Experts looking ahead to 2012 are cautiously optimistic for good reason. The nation’s…