Employers are turning more often to background checks to help them make better hiring decisions. Partly in response to this, background screening companies have developed procedures to deliver comprehensive background checks cost effectively. These comprehensive …READ MORE
Author: Michael Gaul
The other day, I arrived at the office greeted by news related to three separate lawsuits involving employment screening companies, their employer-customers, and applicants trying to gain employment.
Each of these suits involves a …READ MORE
Planning to skip the background screening on those temporary holiday hires? That could be a big mistake.
The holiday season is the crescendo of the retail calendar every year. To manage the big surge in business, …READ MORE
The state of Texas has become the most recent important actor to challenge the EEOC’s interpretation of employment law under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed a …READ MORE
Now more than ever, employers are urged to define and use an employment background screening process that is fair to candidates, passes muster with the EEOC, and also mitigates employment risks. We realize this is …READ MORE
Minnesota employee advocates are claiming a victory over the Target Corporation, the nation’s second-largest retailer, based on a Huffington Post article published on October 29th. In that article, the Huffington Post reports that Target will …READ MORE
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a letter August 29th that defends its use of the concept of “disparate impact” in combating employment discrimination. The letter was in response to a challenge from the …READ MORE
In a time when many aim to limit the use of criminal background checks and expand employment opportunities for those with a checkered past, a tragic event like that which took place in the Washington Navy …READ MORE