EmployeeScreenIQ Weekly Wrap Up: August 20, 2013
August 20, 2013
Although we’ve already started a new week, I thought there were a few posts on our blog last week worth highlighting. Nick shared a few thoughts on the recent dismissal of the EEOC’s case, Judge Dismisses EEOC’s Employment Background Check Case As ‘Laughable’. We also released our latest Quick Takes video, Are EEOC Guidelines for Employment Background Checks Still Confusing? Lastly, we posted on state-specific background check considerations in the state of Texas, Conducting Employment Background Checks in Texas? 5 Things You Need to Know. Stay tuned for more posts this week!
Make sure to read the words in this word cloud carefully. “Laughable”. “Unreliable”. “Mind Boggling”. Those are the words Judge Roger Titus of the U.S. District Court in Maryland used when he dismissed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) case against Freeman Companies for what the commission alleged as discriminatory hiring practices related to Freeman’s use of criminal background checks and credit reports. Read More
Since the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) introduced new guidelines in April of 2012, employers have had quite a bit of confusion about how this affects their use of employment background checks. With increased enforcement of these guidelines, employers should not only have a solid understanding of what they are, but also how to implement them into their hiring policy. EmployeeScreenIQ panelists, Nick, Jason, and Angela discuss the struggles related to the guidance and provide best practices to help employers remain compliant within the hiring process. Read More
From access to major cities such as Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and Austin and all they have to offer, to a wealth of jobs in energy, technology, financial services and agriculture to employer friendly laws, the state of Texas is well-known as a good place for employers to conduct business. And when it comes to conducting employment background checks in Texas, it’s no different. You just need to know how it’s done. Read More