EmployeeScreenIQ Wrap Up: June 28, 2013

Nick Fishman

With an abundance of blog articles since our last Weekly Wrap Up, it’s not easy to choose which stories to feature this week. Since the last time, EmployeeScreenIQ attended the 2013 Annual SHRM Conference in Chicago, June 16-18. Check out our recap, Background Checks, Apple TV’s and a Good Time: 2013 Annual SHRM Conference Recap–I promise you’ll feel like you were right there with us! This week we released the June issue of By The Way, our compliance newsletter. Find out what was featured in this month’s issue, June BTW: EEOC Targets Dollar General and BMW for Criminal Background Checks. Lastly, Nick penned a post regarding the ongoing debate of EEOC regulations vs. employer’s ability to conduct background checks, Are Employers Racist for Conducting Employment Background Checks? Find more stories on our blog page here.

 

SHRM Annual ConferenceBackground Checks, Apple TV’s and a Good Time: 2013 Annual SHRM Conference Recap

After a few days of recuperating and catching up, it’s time to reflect on the 2013 Annual SHRM Conference. Chicago’s streets, particularly the areas surrounding the McCormick Place, were flooded with HR folks and exhibitors alike. If you were unable to attend, here’s a glance at some of the bustling activity of the show (mainly from our perspective, of course.) Read More

 

 

June BTW: EEOC Targets Dollar General

and BMW for Criminal Background Checksbtw_logogreen

Our June By The Way issue features the recent EEOC case against Dollar General and BMW. As you’ve probably heard, the EEOC filed two lawsuits in federal courts in Illinois and South Carolina, accusing BMW and Dollar General of discriminatory use of criminal background checks. Other articles include, Stuck In the Middle: Title VII Conflicts with State Law in Ohio Federal Case and Jumping Aboard the “Ban” Wagon: Seattle, Buffalo and Minnesota Agree to Ban-the-Box. Read More

 

Are Employers Racist for Conducting

Employment Background Checks?Hiring Discrimination

More than 90% of all employers conduct pre-employment background checks (according to the Census bureau there are nearly 14,000,000 businesses in the United States with employees). More than 2,000 background screening companies provide these checks to employers. Does that mean that we are all racists who discriminate against minorities if we conduct background checks? Read More

 

 

 

 

 

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Nick Fishman is the co-founder of EmployeeScreenIQ, a leading, global employment background screening provider, and serves as the company’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. He pioneered the creation of EmployeeScreen University, the #1 educational resource on employment background checks for human resources, security and risk management professionals. A recognized industry expert, Nick is a frequent author, presenter and contributor to the news media. Nick is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio and Texas.
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