Posts By: Michael Gaul

United Airlines Pilot Grounded for Posing as Cardiologist

You might assume that those who work in high-trust professions, such as medical doctors, would naturally adhere to a strict set of ethics, and therefore may not require the same strict background screening that would apply to a financial advisor or bank teller, for example. The recent story of a United Airlines pilot posing as… Read more »

WikiLeaks the Subject of Background Checks for State Department Employees

According to a recent Fast Company magazine article, “the U.S. State Department is reportedly threatening to deny some bloggers and social media users security clearances.” Of course they aren’t referring to just any bloggers or just any social media users; they are referring to federal job applicants who have posted links or references to a… Read more »

D.C. Parks and Rec. Fails to Perform Background Checks?

The Washington Times recently reported that the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation, after receiving nearly $1 million a year to provide child care services under the federal Head Start program, failed to meet basic background check requirements for its employees. The findings came from a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services audit of… Read more »

Free Webinar December 15, 2010 – Employment Verifications: “There Must Be a Better Way”

In case you missed our webinar last month, we have scheduled a second installment of our Employment Verifications webinar. Join us for this free webinar to learn: * The role of employment verifications and reference checks in the hiring process * Why employment verifications and reference checks have decreased in value * How to put… Read more »

University of Miami Accused of Racial Discrimination for Rejecting Job Applicants Based on Employment Credit Checks

A lawsuit filed in Miami federal court on November 22, 2010 alleges that the use of employment credit checks by the University of Miami constitutes discriminatory hiring practices, as defined by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. In this potentially ground-breaking class-action lawsuit, Plaintiff Loudy Appolon asserts that employers who use credit history to… Read more »

Age Discrimination: A Growing Concern

Age discrimination is what happens when an employer treats an applicant or employee less favorably because of his or her age. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects against age discrimination for people who are 40 years or older. And it’s this population that is of growing concern to the EEOC and others who… Read more »

Employment Eligibility Verification: What You Need to Know

As an employer you are intimately aware of the I-9 Form. But do you understand the complete picture of employment eligibility verification and your responsibilities under the law? The hidden complexities might surprise you. The Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 Form is issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and used by employers to verify… Read more »