Employers are still being held liable for violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). When it came down to “providing a clear and conspicuous disclosure in writing in a standalone document before the report has been pulled that a consumer report may be obtained for employment purposes; and obtaining authorization in writing from a consumer for whom a report will be procured,” Stanford University was found not in compliance with the rules set by the FCRA due to improper disclosure forms.

As we approach the holidays, employers will start to ramp up seasonal and temporary hiring for the rush season. Due to constant changes in employment screening laws, employers that utilize a seasonal and/or temporary workforce should adhere to our three strategies for hiring the right seasonal employees This includes treating seasonal employees the same as regular employees, conducting position specific searches, and training seasonal employees for potential full-time employment.

As an HR professional, it is a given that applicants, employees, and management will come to you with their questions, and expect for you to know the answers. While you may not always be able to provide them with the solution to their problems, you must know the labor laws surrounding their concerns.

This complimentary webinar addressed tips for navigating through city, county, and state Ban-the-Box laws; Individualized Assessments (to determine suitability for employment), how to handle previous wages earned, and how employers balance state marijuana laws vs. federal laws.
If you are performing background checks on new hires, there are strict rules that govern what information you can request. Many states prohibit asking about an applicant’s past salary history, and you must know how this law affects your company. We have created a comprehensive, detailed, and easy to understand guide that explains how this law affects your hiring practices, and what you need to do to remain in compliance.
We provide workplace training to employees and supervisors on topics such as AB 1825, Conflict Resolution, Diversity & Inclusion, Substance Abuse Awareness, and Violence in the Workplace Prevention.

Schedule your training today and receive an exclusive promotion for mentioning that you are an Employers Choice Screening client.
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