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Minimize Legal Risk by Enforcing Compliance in the Adverse Action Process – Part II

March 6, 2019 | David Bennett
In Part I of this blog series, we examined Adverse Action at a high level and provided insights into employer obligations under FCRA.  Part II...
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Minimize Legal Risk by Enforcing Compliance in the Adverse Action Process – Part I

February 28, 2019 | David Bennett
Most companies use some form of pre-employment screening to protect against hiring risks. Pre-employment screening allows employers and prospective employers to check for prior criminal...
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Key Employer Takeaways to Ensure FCRA Compliance in Background Screening Disclosure and Authorization

February 20, 2019 | David Bennett
On January 29, 2019, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an important opinion that is relevant for employers who are responsible for providing job...
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Tools to Use to Mitigate and Identify Workplace Harassment

August 9, 2018 | James C. Owens, President and CEO
In the age of digital and social media, harassment isn’t confined to the office or during work hours. Harassment can take place on social media...
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How to Handle Harassment in the New Workplace

April 12, 2018 | James C. Owens, President and CEO
  In the era of #MeToo, the subject of workplace harassment is a complicated one. It’s no longer enough to have an open door policy...
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Summary of Final Regulations Clarifying and Expanding New York City “Ban the Box” Law, Effective August 5, 2017

August 2, 2017 | Doreen Koronios
New York City has imposed its own “ban the box” law, the Fair Chance Act (FCA), and associated set of regulations on employers, which took...
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New EEOC Guidance on Workplace Harassment Prevention

May 23, 2017 | Doreen Koronios
The EEOC says an alarming percent of the thousands of charges it receives annually now include harassment allegations which generate a lot of litigation. Charges...
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State Developments: Newly Enacted Background Check Legislation

May 3, 2017 | Doreen Koronios
STATE DEVELOPMENTS - Below is a listing of newly enacted background check legislation: Arizona - B. 2247: Requires each person who applies for a school...
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Important New Ruling on Race Discrimination Class Action Involving Criminal Background Checks

April 12, 2017 | Doreen Koronios
In a class action alleging that the criminal background policy of Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA) had a disparate impact on African-Americans, a federal...
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Philadelphia’s Wage Equity Bill Goes Into Effect on May 23, 2017

March 2, 2017 | Doreen Koronios
Philadelphia is the first city in the nation that prohibits employers from asking about a job applicant's prior earnings. In an effort to create a...
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