How Your Old Hiring Process Might Be Putting You at Risk for a Lawsuit

Today‚Äôs world of hiring practices can be tricky and easy to mess up.  It used to be a standard to ask right away if the applicant had a criminal record, but try and do that today and you could end up in a lawsuit for discrimination.

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Topics: hiring compliance, hiring process, Lawsuit, FCRA

Former Miss Nevada Charged with Felony Drug Charges.

Proving again that not all background check felonies are the same. The Las vegas sun reported that former beauty queen Katherine Rees was arrested Tuesday in Las Vegas on five new drug-related counts including felony possession of methamphetamine, according to an arrest report.

This latest development will more than likely raise many more questions on background check reports of the beauty queen in the future. Rees, who was  charged in July with four felony drug-related counts after allegedly possessing and selling methamphetamine last year, was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on Tuesday after police arrested her and her DJ boyfriend, Kevin "DJ Kulprit" Sims, the report said.
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"WTF is Ban the Box?" An Overview for Employers in Twitter-Sized Bites

WTF is "Ban the Box"? That was the direct Twitter message I received from a small business CEO this past weekend.

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Topics: Ban the Box

Why a Convicted Felon May Be Your Next "Best Employee".

As a business  leader, recruiting and retention are always in the top of management goals. According to new research from Bersin by Deloitte U.S. companies increased their talent acquisition spending 7 percent in 2014 to nearly $4,000 per hire.

felons_to_be..._maybeAt the same time leaders are constantly looking to prevent  potential hiring lawsuits (FCRA Lawsuits jump 82% 300 cases filed)

So the concept of hiring a felon may seem counter productive when speaking with your risk management team.

But hear me out.

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300 FCRA Lawsuits filed, Up 83% in August.

According to the monthly report from webrecon, August had a 82.9% increase in lawsuits over the same period in 2014. 

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