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The EEOC’s Criminal Background Screening Guidance 3 Years Later

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By definition, guidance is supposed to help resolve a problem. Yet, for employers, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) 2012 update to its criminal background screening guidance has instead created a problem: uncertainty about how to conduct criminal background checks without significant legal risk.

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Marijuana is Becoming Increasingly Legal: Why It’s High Time You Reviewed Your Company’s Drug Policy

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Legalization in no way eliminates the many good reasons you should continue to screen employees and job candidates for marijuana. These reasons include the drug’s impacts on your employees’ productivity and health … your company’s health insurance costs … and your overall liability and workplace safety risks.

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2015 Employment Background Screening Trends & Practices

Background Screening Trends & Practices

 

We’re thrilled to present our comprehensive report, “Employment Screening in 2015: Background Screening Trends & Practices,” that analyzes the results of our sixth annual survey.

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Ban the Box Is Out of Control! What You Need to Know to Protect Your Business

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States, counties, and municipalities are passing confusing and inconsistent ban the box legislation at an alarming rate—legislation that goes far beyond simply removing the question that asks about a candidate’s history on a job application.

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