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DC Bill Aims to Get Ex-Cons Back to Work

Angela Preston

The District of Columbia Council is considering a bill that would help ex-offenders re-enter the work force while also granting some protections to the employers who hire them

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Fired Bank Employee Gets Waiver From FDIC

Nick Fishman

Last month, we posted a story about a Wells Fargo Bank employee, Richard Eggers,  who was terminated from their position as a mortgage customer service rep for a crime a minor theft crime that was committed in 1963.  The bank’s hands were tied because Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) guidelines dictate that people that have been convicted of crimes involving theft, deception or dishonesty are not eligible for employment.  If the bank would have retained this gentlemen, they could have faced criminal charges and millions of dollars in fines.

The employee filed a lawsuit against the bank, the FDIC and the background screening company that performed the employment background check.  Today, we learned that the FDIC granted a waiver to Eggers clearing the way for him to be employed by Wells Fargo, or any other financial institution.

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Webinar: Get Your HR Nerd On

Nick Fishman

If you’re using a talent management platform to identify, attract and manage your hiring process and then calling on a pre-employment background screening provider to help determine hiring eligibility, you’re probably doing okay. But what if you could take your hiring process from good to great through a streamlined integration of the two platforms? No longer just a vehicle for transferring data, today’s integration technology ensures the candidate experience – and your compliance – are front and center. While the concept of integrating a background screening program with HR technology has been around for quite some time, just getting data from one place to another is only the first step.  Now employers have to think about how their candidates interact with that technology and how it can be used to facilitate compliance with the ever-changing legal landscape.

HR professionals are invited to attend a free webcast from EmployeeScreenIQ, the leading global provider of background screening services, and discover how a seamless and strategic platform integration that maximizes the efficiencies of both technologies  can serve up real, measurable benefits while still keeping your stakeholders’ interests front and center. Scheduled for October 24 and titled, “Get Your HR Nerd On: Background Checks Through Platform Integration,” this anything-but-dry panel discussion will feature the collective wisdom of some of the industry’s most forward thinkers.

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