Weekly Wrap Up: March 22, 2013
March 22, 2013
What’s happened since our last Weekly Wrap Up? EmployeeScreenIQ released our survey report available for download here. We also released the March issue of By The Way, our compliance resource featuring articles from our VP of Compliance and General Counsel, Angela Preston. Our cover story, Snoop No More: New Social Media Policy Introduced in Congress reveals the latest update with a new social media policy. You can read additional articles including an update on “ban the box” and a K-mart background check claim in the newsletter. Lastly, we talked about the need for 20,000 workers in the health care industry in California, find out more in the full post.
Last week, we released our official 2013 Employment Background Screening Trends Survey report. The report includes findings from nearly 1,000 HR professionals in various industries across the United States, who responded to our survey on employee background checks at the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013. Read More
The social media privacy debate continues to rage – and now Congress has taken up the reins. Recently we blogged on a handful of states that have passed laws that restrict employers from accessing passwords to private social networking accounts. Now Representative Elliot Engel (D-N.Y.) has introduced H. R. 537, the “Social Networking Online Protection Act.” Read More
In the near future, many in the United States are expecting a drastic change in health insurance. The future of insurance is looming over not only those receiving it, but also employees of health insurance companies. With these changes, there will be a lot of new information and the necessity to hire extra hands to assist with the transition. Read More