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Topic: Employment Screening

Is your background screening program keeping up

The face of today’s workforce is changing, fast. Is your background screening program keeping up? Workplace diversity is more than a buzzword among today’s employers; it’s a “mindset” according to a recent LinkedIn Global Recruiting Trends 2018. In fact, 78 percent of talent leaders and hiring managers rank it as the most important trend shaping […]

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Records Watch. What is it and is it right for your business?

These days, employers aren’t asking “if” they should perform background checks—most companies do it as a hiring best practice. Instead, many are wondering “how often” they should be screening their employees. While screening frequency is usually based on business-specific needs, one relatively new option made possible through advances in screening technology is gaining momentum: “records […]

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Background screening guidelines modified by Federal Deposit Insurance Act

Changes apply to employers within the Financial Services industry Few sectors are as strictly regulated as Financial Services, and that close oversight extends to the industry’s background check policies. Recently the recommended guidelines for background screening, set forth in Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (FDI Act), were modified to expand the de […]

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Clarification of OSHA’s Position on Workplace Safety Incentive Programs and Post-Incident Drug Testing Under 29 C.F.R. § 1904.35(b)(1)(iv)

On May 12, 2016, OSHA published a final rule that, among other things, amended 29 C.F.R. § 1904.35 to add a provision prohibiting employers from retaliating against employees for reporting work-related injuries or illnesses.  See 29 C.F.R. § 1904.35(b)(1)(iv). In the preamble to the final rule and post-promulgation interpretive documents, OSHA discussed how the final […]

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California Employers: Pay Special Attention

Unique consumer protection laws could impact your hiring and employment screening processes The Golden State has long been a leading proponent of strict consumer privacy and protection legislation. If you’re a California employer, have employees who work who live in the state, or you collect personal information about California residents, take a minute to review […]

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Attention: Connecticut Medical Marijuana Order with possible impact(s) for your workplace testing program

By: Josephine Elizabeth Kenney, J.D., MBA –HR Chief Global Compliance Officer First Advantage Review and Update: Order On Cross Motions for Summary Judgment – Connecticut Federal Court District of Connecticut Order Summary for Review: First: What is a Cross Motion for Summary Judgment anyway? Black’s Law Dictionary defines summary judgment as: A judgment granted on […]

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Collection, Use and Disclosure of Singapore’s National Registration Identification Card Number

1.0 Background Singapore’s National Registration Identification Card (NRIC) number is a piece of personal data that can identify citizens and permanent residents of Singapore. It is often used for transactions with the Singapore government and some commercial organizations. As the NRIC number is a permanent and irreplaceable identifier of an individual which can potentially be […]

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Metrics matter. Here’s why and how you should closely monitor your employment screening program.

Starting a new pre-employment background screening program is a big deal. Whether you’re beginning from scratch or switching providers, it requires a lot of planning, collaboration and effort. Yet, all too often, once the program is up and running, it goes on autopilot until issues arise. A better strategy is to regularly monitor your employment […]

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