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Employer Beware!... 3 Reasons Not To Conduct Pre-offer Background Checks

Posted by Stacy Prewitt on August 23, 2016

Conducting background checks can reveal key information about employees that strongly indicates how they may perform on the job. However, the timing of when to take this step isn't always clear. While some employers might think that it’s a good idea to request a background check for every candidate that submits a job application, it’s really not to the employer’s advantage.

Consider these 3 factors when conducting background checks on your potential candidates. 

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Topics: Background Checks, EEOC, hiring compliance, interview process, criminal record, Age Discrimination, Lawsuit, Disclosure & Authorization Form, Adverse Action

How to Comply With FCRA and EEOC When Hiring

Posted by Bob Mather on February 10, 2016

The hiring process has become a compliance minefield. Not long ago, it was commonplace to ask upfront whether the applicant had a criminal record. Doing so today could result in a discrimination lawsuit

Whether hiring or promoting an existing employee, companies are stuck between two opposing legal risks. On one hand, they must avoid discriminating against those with criminal backgrounds (to comply with FCRA and EEOC). On the other hand, they’re nervous about potential claims of negligent-hiring. 

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Topics: EEOC, hiring compliance, hiring process, hiring, FCRA

Ban the Box Movement in the State of Oregon

Posted by admin on October 19, 2015

Ban the Box Movement in the State of Oregon

This month, Oregon House and Senate approved legislation to support the Ban the Box movement that has been spreading through the country. House Bill 3025 (H.B. 3025) has been passed along to Governor Kate Brown for the signature to pass the bill.


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Topics: Ban the Box, hiring compliance

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

Posted by admin on October 01, 2015

Today’s 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

Felony Bear Wrestling... Can I Still Hire Him???

Posted by admin on May 01, 2015

Applicants who have committed fraudulent and dishonest acts in the past are often rejected due to their personal backgrounds.  But let’s say you have decided to hire an ex-felon due to their qualifications and the tax benefit you will receive. Perhaps you wish to give this person a second chance, maybe they dazzled you in the interview or it could be that the “felon” was convicted of felony bear wrestling ( yes that is a law see it here ). Although you feel good about your decision, perhaps you want to make sure that you are protected with a bond. 

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Topics: hiring compliance, hiring process, felon, hiring

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