Employers must be extra vigilant as high profile news networks cover background screening compliance
A recent report from CBS detailed the dangers of background screening for business owners, but mostly warned candidates of the many non-compliant practice’s in use. As we have shared before, huge corporations like Whole Foods and Home Depot have paid out millions in FCRA class action lawsuits that challenge those companies background check procedures. This…Read More
Nevada employers may no longer be able to eliminate candidates using marijuana drug testing
After a new drug testing act was signed into law by governor Sisolak on June 5th, most employers in Nevada will no longer be allowed to conduct pre-employment drug screenings for marijuana. The act amends current Nevada law and becomes effective January 1st, 2020.Read More
Starbucks hit with multiple FCRA lawsuits after failing to follow adverse action requirements
While most people are talking about a Starbucks cup left in a recent Game of Thrones scene, business owners should be more concerned with the FCRA violations Starbucks is finding itself left with in an upcoming class action lawsuit. According to National Law Review the coffee giant is finding itself facing a class action lawsuit…Read More
Social Security Administration Cracking Down on Unmatched Social Security Numbers!
Recently employers have started to receive Social Security Number Employee Correction Request Notices. The administration has some tips on how to fix this issue.Read More
New York State has increased fees for searched through their Office of Court Administration (OCA)
Following the governor’s fiscal year 2020 budget, New York will be increasing the fees associated with conducting a criminal record search in the State. New York was already one of the most expensive states to make a criminal record search in at $65. This budget has increased that fee to $95. Once the OCA enacts…Read More
THC-free drug testing and cannabis industry background screening
At HireSafe we do our best to listen to our clients and bring them the products and information they need to make informed business decisions. That’s the kind of attitude that created our THC-free drug testing panel, and now our recommended screening package for the cannabis industry. THC-free drug testing Employers have been using our…Read More
Are your employees really qualified? Some business owners are surprised to find out the truth!
Hiring employees without verifying their professional licenses, or academic qualifications can be a big risk to your company, your employees, and clients. When screening employees for positions that have higher responsibility like nurses, pharmacists, or truck driver’s due diligence is a legal requirement. If it turns out your new hire doesn’t have that license, or…Read More
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Keep your company safe from legal nightmares and stay up to date with changing hiring laws with some of 2018’s best HR blogs!
With the new year upon us states all over the nation have updated their laws and regulations effective January 1st, 2019 but it’s not just the new year that brings legal changes for employers. Hiring laws, interview question regulations and application restrictions are constantly being updated at the federal, state and local level. As a…Read More
Don’t let national criminal record checks fool you! They aren’t compliant or accurate on their own!
Not many employment background check companies are willing to tell you this, but there is a litany of issues screening employees with only a national criminal record check. Companies all over the internet offer low prices on what they call, “national criminal record checks” which sounds a lot like the FBI’s National Criminal Information Center…Read More