Posts By: Michael Gaul

In Background Screening, Treat Contingent Workers and Employees Equal

Contingent workers play an important part of the fabric of today’s employment landscape. Look inside your own company and you’re likely to find an increasing number of contracted workers filling increasingly important roles. We’re all aware of the need to distinguish between independent contractors and employees when it comes to taxes, payroll, and HR benefits…. Read more »

What’s Not to “Like” About Social Media Background Checks?

The proliferation of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn create a haven of juicy details and information for employers seeking to narrow down a large field of prospective candidates or hone in on a final selection. How great it is to peer into the social world of a candidate’s Facebook page to view… Read more »

EEOC Sends Shivers up the Spine with Its 2012-2016 Strategic Plan

The EEOC made a clear, spine tingling statement with its recently approved strategic plan for FY 2012-2016. Employers with the potential for systemic discrimination issues, beware. The agency plans to focus its litigation enforcement mechanism on ‘systemic’-type cases that have the potential for broad, widespread impact on an industry, occupation, business, or geographic area. This… Read more »

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Case for Pre-Employment Background Checks

When hiring people to represent your organization, you want to feel confident that you can trust these individuals to represent the best interests of your organization. For some employers, it’s enough to simply conduct an interview, check a few references, and hire away. But for the more than 90% of corporate America that relies on… Read more »

Domino’s Pizza and Capital One Taking Heat from Alleged FCRA Violations

Law firm Nichols Caster announced last week that former Domino’s Pizza employees will be allowed to proceed with putative class action against the company for alleged background check violations. According to the Nichols Caster press release, the United States District Court denied Defendant Domino’s Pizza’s motion to dismiss the case of Singleton, et al., v…. Read more »