EmployeeScreenIQ Wrap Up: June 14, 2013
June 14, 2013
If you’ve glanced at our blog at all this week, it’s easy to see that the news was alive and well with stories related to the background screening industry. Not only that, but we’ve been making final preparations for the 2013 Annual SHRM Conference in Chicago. The conference starts on Sunday, June 16th and goes through Tuesday, June 18th, so if you’re attending be sure to stop by Booth 1335 to say hello! Other stories to check out from this week include Collapsed Building in Philly Caused by Worker with a Criminal Record, NSA Leak Raises Questions About Background Checks for Information Technology Employees, EEOC vs. Dollar General and BMW: A Closer Look at the Legal Claims. As always, subscribe to our RSS feed to receive updates from our blog. Enjoy your weekend and hopefully we’ll see you at SHRM!
Based on this photo, it’s apparent that this was an accident. And while accidents happen, they can also be prevented. In the background screening industry, we’ve often witnessed that the lack of a criminal background check eventually leads to trouble for employers, whether it’s on a small or large scale. Read More
Edward Snowden, the government contractor hired by Booz Allen, says that he leaked information about the National Security Administration’s (NSA) secret cyber-spying program designed to thwart terrorist attacks on the United States because he felt that Americans had a right to know about the program and debate its merits. Read More
The EEOC continued its crusade to fight discrimination by way of litigation this week. The agency has filed two lawsuits in federal courts in Illinois and South Carolina, accusing BMW and Dollar General of discriminatory use of criminal background checks. These lawsuits open a new chapter in the continued debate over the use of criminal background checks in the hiring process. Read More