Posts Tagged: employment screening

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 »

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 »

The True Cost of Employee Turnover

How does employee turnover affect your bottom line? Employee turnover— HR professionals and company accountants understand it costs money, but the true cost of turnover is often widely underestimated. It may be shocking to you, but researchers estimate the cost to replace an employee totals anywhere from 30% to 150% of an employee’s annual compensation…. Read more »

Employment Screening Terminology (a.k.a. “How to Impress the Boss”)

Hiring new employees can sound like a straightforward process of collecting a few resumes, conducting interviews, checking references, and choosing the right candidate. But you would probably laugh at (or kick) anyone who would suggest that being a hiring manager is easy. Even in today’s economy when available talent is more plentiful, the complex legal… Read more »