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Staffing Agency “Allegedly” Causes FCRA Class-Action Lawsuit Against Major Online Retailer

Posted by Bob Mather on April 13, 2015

On April 7, 2015 a major national online retailer was sued in federal court in Seattle. Like a multitude of other lawsuits sweeping the nation against employers, this lawsuit targets the technicalities of the fair credit reporting act and alleges failures to comply with specific sections. These technicality lawsuits are sweeping the nation and are resulting in astronomical settlements by the employers as well as unwanted and unneeded public relations press. 

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Topics: Human Resources, HR Compliance, FCRA, class action

Illegal Questions During an Interview, Does your Staff Know Better?

Posted by admin on March 19, 2015

How many employees does a job applicant meet during your interview process? Do all of them know what interview questions are illegal? Do they understand that asking some questions could land themselves and the company in court?

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Topics: HR Compliance, hiring process, interview process

School Administrator had Criminal Record that University Didn't Know About

Posted by admin on March 13, 2015

In a case in which a U.S. university should have abide by the saying "leave no stone unturned," an educational administrator was recently disciplined because of a criminal record he had but did not disclose to the school. To make matters worse, the university admitted it had not run criminal background screenings on employees.Criminal-Background-Check-300x199

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Topics: South Carolina, HR Compliance

EEOC Sets Priorities on Staffing and Hiring Cases

Posted by admin on November 01, 2013

For the 2013-16 fiscal years, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission started chipping away at the mountain of litigation classified under staffing and hiring practices is one of its top six priorities.


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Topics: HR Compliance, EEOC

Feds Warn Against Form I-9 Prepopulation

Posted by admin on October 31, 2013

Employment verification is an essential task for U.S. employers. In order to maintain a compliant operation, businesses must ensure that all employees they hire are legally authorized for work in the country. Often, this is established through completion of Form I-9 or participation in E-Verify. However, sometimes even undertaking these actions can prove to be rife with obstacles and potential for noncompliance for unaware businesses. That sentiment was recently reinforced after numerous government entities weighed in on pre-population of certain Form I-9 fields.


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Topics: HR Compliance, I-9 Compliance

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