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Will 9th Circuit Court Decision Influence Background Check Seven-Year Reporting Rule?

August 20, 2019 | Shannon Shoemaker
The seven-year rule is standard in human resources as part of most background check screening processes. It’s also been a rule that most HR leaders...
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Marijuana in the Workplace: A Year of Change for Employment Drug Testing

August 13, 2019 | Cristina Loayza
In the early years of state medical marijuana rulemaking, the language of the laws largely excluded the workplace. It is safe to say that tide...
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House Committee Passes Package of Bills to Amend the FCRA

August 6, 2019 | Kevin Coy
On July 11th and 16th, the House Financial Services Committee marked-up and passed a number of bills, including six measures to amend the Fair Credit...
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Employers Paid Out $174M to Resolve Background Check Lawsuits

July 30, 2019 | Kevin Coy
A new compilation of court records finds that over the past decade employers have paid out over $174 million to resolve class-action lawsuits alleging that...
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6 Common Methods for Employee Drug Testing

July 23, 2019 | Cristina Loayza
With our nation on the heels of an opioid epidemic, states continuing to legalize marijuana use, drug testing positivity rates continuing to rise, and the...
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Pennsylvania “Clean Slate” Law Limiting Access to Certain Criminal History Records Takes Effect

July 16, 2019 | Kevin Coy
On June 28th, Pennsylvania’s “Clean Slate” law, Act 56 of 2018, took effect.  The Clean Slate law creates a framework for limiting access to certain...
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3 Keys to Building an Ethical Culture

July 9, 2019 | Shannon Shoemaker
In the wake of corporate scandals, many consumers have concerns regarding trust. In fact, a 2017 survey found that only 52 percent of respondents trust...
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7 Ways to Upgrade the Onboarding and New Hire Experience

July 2, 2019 | Shannon Shoemaker
The first six months on the job is crucial, as it sets the tone for employee experience, engagement and productivity. This is an opportunity for...
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What’s New and Critical for I-9 and E-Verification Compliance

June 25, 2019 | Heather Badjer
Over the past two years, federal laws and policies related to citizenship and immigration enforcement have had several changes. HR and legal teams have had...
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