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Marijuana at Work: If, When and Who to Test

Posted by Bob Mather on May 05, 2017

With clients who screen for drugs all over the world, Pre-employ.com gets asked about drug testing services frequently. One of the most common areas of discussion surrounds the use of recreational marijuana. Many states have or are in the process of passing recreational or medicinal marijuana laws and we expect this topic to continue to trend. Chelsea Mesa Caitlyn Crisp and Michael Cross of Syfarth Shaw wrote a good blog on this subject that we are sharing below.

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Topics: Drug Testing, Background Checks, marijuana

5 Myths of Hiring Ex-felons: Fact vs. Fiction

Posted by Bob Mather on March 20, 2017

Most people understand that the primary focus of a background screening company is to find criminal records and accurately report them to the entity requesting the information.

What many may not realize is employers across the nation are actively looking for criminal record activity in order to actually hire a felon. 

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Topics: Background Checks, hiring compliance, criminal record, Lawsuit, FTC, FCRA, Disclosure & Authorization Form, Adverse Action

Retaliation Claims Continue to Rise

Posted by Bob Mather on February 16, 2017

For the seventh year in a row, retaliation claims top the list of the EEOC’s most frequent charge against employers. With over 90,000 charges filed in 2016, 45% of the claims involved retaliation against an employee that either involved adverse action or discharge. The trend to file against employers for retaliatory action shows no end in sight. 2016 saw almost 5,000 more charges than 2015, with more than $482 million in recovery received from employers in the private sector and government agencies.

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Topics: Background Checks, Ban the Box, criminal history, Retaliation Claims

Background Checks & Class Action Suits: Who Really Wins?

Posted by Bob Mather on February 08, 2017

Starbucks, Home Depot, Wegmans, Lowes, Avis. What do these companies have in common? Lawsuits brought against them for improper criminal background checks. Class action and individual lawsuits are on the rise: nearly 4,000 last year alone.

While lawsuits are damaging, class action suits could be a death blow to your company. Grabbing the media spotlight, surging in SEO hits, class action suits have the potential not just to cost reparations and damages, they could damage your brand in the marketplace irreparably. As an HR Executive, that much media attention could mean the difference between having an office in the morning or considering a name change.

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Topics: Background Checks, FCRA, class action lawsuit, Lawsuits

Pre-Employ Ranked #1 for Customer Service in the Background Check Industry

Posted by Bob Mather on January 05, 2017

Pre-employ recognized as the best provider of background check services in the country!

Pre-employ is pleased to announce that for the second year in a row, we have been awarded the title of Best Background Check Service by the nationally-recognized publication, Business News Daily.
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Topics: Background Checks, hiring process, customer service

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