Weekly Wrap Up-February 1, 2013
February 1, 2013
Does anyone else feel like they blinked and January was gone? That’s definitely how I feel! We managed to catch the tail end of January to release the latest issue of By The Way. Angela Bosworth addresses questions like: What if an employer demands access to an employee’s private Facebook profile? Why are data brokers “wanted”? How accurate can a mobile app background check be? Read this issue of BTW to find out the answers and watch Angela’s summary of this month’s BTW. Monday we wrote about a new law for the state of Indiana which will require anyone applying for a teaching position to have a national criminal records background check. Nick also blogged about a two year case between the EEOC and Kaplan Higher Education that recently came to a close. See below to read more on these stories. Continue to stay tuned for more information for our February webinar featuring Jason Morris, Nick Fishman and Angela Bosworth, who will be presenting our 2013 survey findings.
For those of you interested in keeping up with the latest in pre-employment background screening compliance and the laws that affect your use of employee background checks, check out our latest publication, “BTW: Your Guide to Staying Out of Hot Water“. This compliance resource has been crafted by our VP of Compliance and General Counsel, Angela Bosworth and is a must-read for human resources and security professionals. Read More
It’s easy to reason that conducting employee background checks in schools is important, but it’s even more vital to consider the type of background check being done. Every school district or organization has different policies and many are finding that they need to tighten their processes to prevent the wrong employees from slipping through the cracks. Read More
For the past 2 years we’ve chronicled the EEOC’s case against Kaplan Higher Education in which they alleged that Kaplan’s use of employment credit reports constituted a discriminatory hiring practice. Today, I’m happy to share that a motion for summary judgment has granted in Kaplan’s behalf and the case has been tossed. Read More