EmployeeScreenIQ Wrap Up: June 28, 2013
June 28, 2013
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.
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
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
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