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How Background Checks Work When Hiring Employees Globally

March 12, 2019 | Rob Jones, VP and GM
Globalization and outsourcing have led many US-based organizations to expand their business operations internationally and increase their hiring of employees located outside of the US....
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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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Three Ways to Reward Employees for Safe Behaviors According to OSHA

February 12, 2019 | Debbie Caporusso
In October 2018, OSHA released a memo that clarified some of the requirements and guidance surrounding its post-incident drug testing policies. The purpose of the...
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The opioid epidemic’s impact on the workplace and ‘false-positives’ – The vital role of a Medical Review Officer

February 6, 2019 | David Bennett
The on-going opioid crisis is causing employers to react in ways that could result in wrongful termination claims and actions brought under the Americans with...
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How to Train and Talk to Your Managers About Identifying Reasonable Suspicion

January 29, 2019 | Debbie Caporusso
Reasonable suspicion testing is carried out when supervisors have evidence or reasonable cause to suspect an employee of drug use. For non-regulated testing, an employer...
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An Employer’s Guide to Hiring Staff with A Criminal History

January 15, 2019 | Debbie Caporusso
As the regulations tighten around screening candidates who have been previously incarcerated and as employers look for ways to find good talent, a growing number...
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5 Background Check Standards You Need to Know in 2019

January 8, 2019 | Debbie Caporusso
Screening candidates to fill a position has always been a challenge for employers, regardless whether or not a candidate has a criminal record. These important...
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