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Proper Drug Testing Helps Employers Battle Opioid Crisis

By | September 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The leading cause of accidental deaths in this country is drug overdose. In fact, more Americans died of drug overdoses in 2016 than died throughout the entire Vietnam War, according [...]

More than 700,000 Skilled Workers Wait for Background Checks

By | September 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The backlog for security clearances for the federal workforce and contractors has spiked once again. According to an article published last month in the Washington Post, more than 700,000 applicants [...]

Illinois’ Governor Rejects Bill on Salary History Ban

By | September 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Employers in Illinois just received some good news.  On Aug. 29, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed House Bill (HB) 2462, which amended the state’s Equal Pay Act of 2003. It [...]

Study Reveals Longer Hiring Times Leads to Loss in Candidates

By | September 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Does your interview process take longer than it did a few years ago? If so, you’re not alone. Back in 2015, Glassdoor conducted a global study on whether hiring is [...]

Errors in Process and Procedure Easily Led to Costly Lawsuits

By | August 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Errors in background screening process and procedure can quickly lead to violations of consumer rights and subsequent costly legal actions.  Recently, Cathedral Health Care Centers (CHHC) and Starbucks Corp., were [...]

USCIS Revises Form I-9

By | August 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

On July 17, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released an updated version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, which is used to verify the identity and employment [...]

Strict Ban the Box Laws Take Effect in NYC

By | August 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Some employers in New York City weren’t exactly thrilled when the Fair Chance Act took effect in 2015. Initially, the law targeted employers and employment agencies,  detailing  the processes they [...]

Maine’s Marijuana Laws Pose Employer Challenges

By | August 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|

This February, a new recreational marijuana law is planned to go into effect in Maine. Supporters of the legislation claim the law leaves employer protections in place allowing them to [...]

New Regulations for California Employers

By | August 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

On July 1, several new regulations went into effect for employers in California.  It may be time to re-examine your company’s employment screening practices that involve using criminal records. The [...]

Consider Re-Screening Your Current Employees

By | July 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Most organizations conduct background checks as a condition of employment, before job candidates come on board. They review and verify a candidate’s background to ensure they are hiring the best [...]