EmployeeScreenIQ Weekly Wrap Up: August 2, 2013
August 2, 2013
Happy August! Welcome to the first EmployeeScreenIQ Weekly Wrap Up of August. It’s hard to believe these summer months are flying by so quickly. Which blog posts should you take a look at from this week (if you haven’t already?) First, take a look at Angela’s post, 5 Sticky Legal Situations Employers Should Avoid detailing five legal issues employers often face when it comes to background checks and hiring. And speaking of which, the July issue of BTW was released this week. Check out Angela’s video for an overview of this month’s feature article and other industry news. Lastly, you may have noticed the news stories left and right highlighting the National Employment Law Project report on employers’ use of FBI background checks. What do we recommend when it comes to the use of the FBI database in background checks? Read our post for more information.
When it comes to hiring, the legal landscape is changing fast. Blow-your-hair-back, in-your-face, what-just-hit-me kind of fast. Hiring new employees is a process that has always involved legal risks. But the application, interview, and screening process is increasingly complicated for employers. So far, 2013 has been a banner year for litigation, legislation, and regulation. Read More
For those of you interested in keeping up with the latest in compliance for pre-employment background screening and the laws that affect your use of employee background checks, follow our publication, “BTW: Your Guide to Staying Out of Hot Water.” This compliance resource has been created by our VP of Compliance and General Counsel, Angela Preston and is a must-read for human resources and security professionals. Read More
On Tuesday, July 30th the folks at the National Employment Law Project (NELP), released a new report questioning the accuracy and completeness of criminal records information in the FBI database. The report estimates that the FBI processed nearly 17 million employment background checks last year — six times more than it did a decade ago—and that as many as 600,000 of those reports contain incomplete or inaccurate information. Read More