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Change is in the Air: NYC Legislative Update

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The air is getting a crisp bite (well maybe, depending on where you live) and legislative leaves are falling, carrying with them new laws and amendments. The colors are once again changing in New York City, our favorite city for employment-related changes.

Circuit Court Hands Down Win for Court Researchers

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Arkansas Court Clerk Ordered to Fulfill FOIA Request by NAPBS Member Courthouse Concepts.

6 Ways to Improve Your Recruitment Efforts in 2019

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When looking for that next great future employee, you want to make sure your process is refined. When you cast a wider net, you’re guaranteed a few more fish being caught, but is that always the best?

Why credit scores are like grades

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The simplest way to understand your credit score is to think back to your school days. This week's article is a guest post from our friends at TrueCredit. Enjoy! News credit

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Candidate Screening Simplified

Speaker: Allen Samuel, Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur

When it comes to finding the right candidates for your company, you want to ensure that they are a good “fit.” By having an understanding of the job description, accurate skillset criteria and a short conversation with the hiring manager, you will be armed with the resources to quickly and effectively convert potential candidates to new hires. Join Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur Allen Samuel to learn the steps you should be taking in your candidate screening process.

More Than Just a Number: A Primer on Employment Credit Reports

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One of the less standard areas of employment background screening involves the use of credit reports. While most consumers are familiar with the use of credit reports in housing and the lending industries, credit reports can also be helpful in the employment context.

Tumult in Texas: Fifth Circuit Issues Injunction against EEOC’s Use of Criminal Records Guidance

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Employers who conduct criminal background checks are familiar with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the factors it created seven years ago.

District Courts: Independent Contractors Not Protected by the FCRA

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Courts Hold Independent Contractors Are Not Employees under FCRA Extended Protections for Employees and Employment Applicants. News Employment Background Checks FCRA hiring background screening

New York City Bans Pre-Employment Cannabis Testing

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The Big Apple makes progressive moves to ease restrictions on the use of marijuana. News Compliance Drug Testing legislation drug screening employment drug screening pre-employment drug testing marijuana laws

New York Office of Court Administration to Increase Search Fees

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As part of its 2019-2020 State Budget, the New York Legislature approved a significant increase to the search fees associated with Office of Court Administration searches. The fee will increase from $65 to $95 per search plus any additional convenience fees. News background screening

5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

2019 Employment Law Compliance Trends

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The background and drug screening industry is an ever-changing landscape. While there are various topics and issues that arise regarding these types of screenings, these specific trends in the industry require an especially close review.

Effect of State Marijuana Laws on Employers Still Foggy Despite Court Guidance

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Courts at the state level have been addressing the conflict between federal and state law concerning the use of marijuana. While numerous states have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use, federal law still classifies marijuana as an illegal controlled substance.

CCPA: What Does It Mean for Employment Background Screening?

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If you operate in California or have contact with consumers in California, you have likely already heard about the California Consumer Protection Act (“CCPA”), the United States’ answer to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation.

Ninth Circuit Provides Strict Interpretation of FCRA Background Check Disclosures

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The Ninth Circuit Court recently adopted a decision that may affect those who are subject to the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) as well as California's Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (“ICRAA”).

Why All the AI Research You’re Reading is Dead Wrong

Speaker: Ben Eubanks, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Principal Analyst at Lighthouse Research & Advisory

While we may be “people” professionals, it is part of our job to understand AI and how this technology can enable us to make smarter decisions and develop more efficient processes. Join Lighthouse Research & Advisory Principal Analyst Ben Eubanks where he will discuss how AI can be used for HR and recruiting processes, including how to create more human interactions and engagement through the strategic application of technology.

Marijuana Madness: Recent Laws and Decisions

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As more and more states pass laws decriminalizing and even legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, it is not surprising that marijuana continues to be a prevalent topic for lawmakers and courts throughout the country.

New FCRA Decision Provides Additional Guidance to Employers

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The Northern District of California provided additional guidance to employers with its decision in Soman v. Alameda Health Systems.

2019: No Change to FMCSA Random Testing Rates

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As of January 10, 2019, there will be no changes to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) random drug testing rates. The agency is required to publish its required random testing rates only when they are changing.

Employment Law Compliance Trends: 2018 Year in Review

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As the weather gets colder, 2018 is drawing to a close and 2019 is days away. The compliance world was busy this past year. AccuSource discussed 2018’s biggest compliance topics in its annual webinar , but here is a summary of those items in case you missed it.

Strategic Recruitment Marketing Made Simple

Speaker: Andrew Levy, Employer Branding and Recruitment Marketing Senior Director, Employera

By streamlining your marketing efforts through simple mindset shifts and automation, you will be on your way to a more efficient talent acquisition process. Join Employera’s Employer Branding and Recruitment Marketing Senior Director Andrew Levy as he discusses how to analyze your current marketing practices and transform them to ensure your candidates turn into employees.

A Hiring Horror Story: Robbie Romance

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Once upon a time, a well-educated, dynamic HR Manager had a customer service department supervisor position to fill. The previous supervisor departed with little notice, leaving the HR Manager under significant pressure to find a suitable replacement quickly.

The 9 Biggest Mistakes Small Business Owners Make When it Comes to Hiring

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In a small business, there’s little room for mistakes. You’ve put your blood, sweat, and tears into your company so it’s no surprise you’re wary about who you pick to represent your business.

Changing Legislation: New Act Requires Update to Key FCRA Form

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The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act was signed into United States Federal Law by President Donald Trump on May 24, 2018.

Verify Before You E-Verify: Remember to Obtain Union Approval

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The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently determined that an employer violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) by enrolling in E-Verify without first seeking approval from the union that represents its employees ( Ruprecht Co. , 366 NLRB No. 179 (2018) ).

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Human Resource Management Systems Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Human resource Management Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best HR software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!

Ontario Government Grants Screening Firms Exemption from Bill 113

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The Police Record Checks Reform Act 2015 was passed by the Ontario government on December 1, 2015 and was scheduled to go into effect November 1, 2018.

Spokeo v. Robins Update: Settlement Approved by CA District Court

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On March 11, 2019, the US District Court for the Central District of California approved a settlement stipulation between the parties involved in the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) case between Thomas Robins and Spokeo, Inc. News Compliance FCRA spokeo v robins

HR Technology: 13 Concepts HR Pros Needs to Know

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It’s no secret. I love technology. In our small business, we rely on technology to extend our capabilities and provide an agile response to customer needs. That helps us remain competitive. But the more I learn about technology, I realize there’s still a lot to learn.

9 Things to Consider When Purchasing HR Technology

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We talk about HR technology a lot on HR Bartender, but it occurred to me recently that’s there’s one area of HR technology we really haven’t discussed.

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Stop Ghosting Your Candidates!

Speaker: Vanessa Raath, Freelance Sourcer & Sourcing Trainer, International Keynote Speaker

You will learn the best practices for maintaining constant communication between the recruiter and the candidate from the time they submit their job application, right up to their first few days as a new hire. Join international Keynote Speaker & Sourcing Trainer Vanessa Raath to learn how you can encourage your recruiters to provide feedback throughout the recruitment process.

Employee Absences: Plan for the Unplanned

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I must admit today’s Time Well Spent. from our friends at Kronos is a little funny to me for two reasons. Living in Florida, we often run into these “ the weather is absolutely gorgeous days ” where we want to play hooky and go to the beach. And sometimes we actually do it.

HR Departments Should Have Data Policies

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Human resources departments are filled with data. About applicants, candidates, employees, and alumni. This data includes addresses, health information, and social security numbers. HR has assessment data and information from drug/criminal/credit background screening.

Ageism In the Workplace – Ask #HR Bartender

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Last year marked the 50 th anniversary of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) , which prohibits discrimination against individuals 40 years of age or older. In a survey from AARP, nearly 2 out of 3 workers have experienced some form of age discrimination or age bias.

Media Literacy Is a Business Competency

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Regardless of your politics, we’ve all been exposed to the notion of “ fake news ”. It might have been someone who shared an announcement that a celebrity has died, only to find out that it’s either not true or it happened four years ago.

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