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Mass Firing of Minorities (2x the Rate of White Applicants) Allowed by Court

Posted by Bob Mather on August 31, 2018

In a decision that may have major ramifications in regulated fields such as Healthcare, Banking and other Financial Services, a federal appeals court Wednesday upheld a Wells Fargo employment policy that allows the bank to fire employees, or not consider job applicants, based on criminal records, despite concerns from advocates that such practices discriminate against minorities.

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Topics: Lawsuits, Iowa, Discrimination, Ban the Box

I-9 Violation Fines for 2018 - $224-to $2,236

Posted by Bob Mather on August 24, 2018

As has happened almost every year, early in 2018 new fee/penalty schedules for Form I-9 violations were announced, and they're not lower.  These fines can be assessed for paperwork errors such as missing or incorrect fields, dates beyond the allotted time for completion and incomplete or missing Forms I-9.  

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Topics: I-9 Compliance, E-Verify

Your Future Employee has a Criminal Record. Now What?

Posted by Bob Mather on May 02, 2018

Most employers utilize preemployment background screening checks as a standard part of their hiring procedures.

When a criminal record shows up in a potential hire's background check, the alarms sound off.

What should you do? How should you do it?

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FBI Raids Home of Former CEO

Posted by Bob Mather on April 24, 2018

In a move that closely relates to national news, FBI agents and the Tulare County district attorney's office  raided the home of former Tulare Regional Medical Center CEO Benny Benzeevi. This according to the Visalia Times Delta

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Topics: Criminal Background Checks

422 FCRA Lawsuits Filed in February 2018 Employers Beware!

Posted by Bob Mather on April 11, 2018

In a month where the numbers of every other type of complaint was a bit depressed, FCRA has continued its remarkable growth streak, with a strong 422 plaintiffs represented in February invoking the statute.

FCRA used to be the ugly stepchild to TCPA, the statute that almost always had the the slightly better numbers and momentum. That trend appears to have subsided.

Free report : The Ultimate Guide to I-9 Compliance

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Topics: FCRA Compliance, FCRA

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