2019 Employment Law Compliance Trends

AccuSource

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. background screening marijuana laws FCRA legislation Fair Chance Compliance Ban The Box Laws salary history bans

Top 10 Talent Management & Employment Screening Blogs from 2020

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From remote work to onboarding to contact tracing , we worked endlessly with our team and partners to provide timely resources for employers and clients on how to address the growing challenges presented by the pandemic. 4 HR and Compliance Changes for 2020.

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Free 2020 Midyear Employment Law White Paper

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You’ll also learn about court decisions on discrimination, background report disclosures and employee compensation during security screenings, to name a few, as well as other bills in the California Legislature that would expand state leaves of absence laws.

Top 10 Talent Management & Employment Screening Blogs from 2020

Cisive

From remote work to onboarding to contact tracing , we worked endlessly with our team and partners to provide timely resources for employers and clients on how to address the growing challenges presented by the pandemic. 4 HR and Compliance Changes for 2020.

Employment Law Compliance Trends: 2018 Year in Review

AccuSource

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. background screening hiring small business marijuana laws FCRA employment drug screening GDPR california legislation Salary Webinar Fair Chance Drug Testing Ban The Box Laws News InsiderAs the weather gets colder, 2018 is drawing to a close and 2019 is days away.

UAE Employment Law Changes in 2020

Global People Strategist

The COVID19 outbreak has rattled the global economy and forced many countries to make amends to its labor law as a response. The decisions 279, 280, and 281 all introduce 2020 UAE labor law changes meant to bring stability for employers and employees. Decision no 279 contains important rules and regulations regarding essential decisions that are meant to regulate employment stability in the private sector for non-UAE national employees.

Retailer Settles EEOC Background Screening Case

Cisive

On August 9 th , the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it reached an agreement with retailer Pier One Imports to resolve a race-discrimination charge in connection with its conduct of a background check. The EEOC’s investigation determined that the company’s use of criminal records limited the employment opportunity of the job applicant based on his race, black, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.”.

Kansas Employment Laws Business Owners Should Know

Homebase

It’s important to stay up to date on all of the employment laws in your state so that you can maintain compliance in your business. However, remember that our summary is not qualified legal advice, laws are always subject to change, and they can vary from municipality to municipality. . It’s up to you to make sure you’re compliant with all laws and statutes in your area. Here are a few Kansas labor laws every small business owner should know.

Oregon Employment Laws Business Owners Should Know

Homebase

It’s important to stay up to date on all of the employment laws in your state so that you can maintain compliance in your business. However, remember that our summary is not qualified legal advice, laws are always subject to change, and they can vary from municipality to municipality. . It’s up to you to make sure you’re compliant with all laws and statutes in your area. Here are a few Oregon labor laws every small business owner should know.

3 Employment Screening Trends to Know Before You Hire in 2020

SHRM Resources

?Compliance will be front and center for organizations that conduct pre-employment background checks in 2020. Risk Management Talent Acquisition Compliance Background Investigations Employment Law Talent Acquisition Technology

5 Reasons Why HR Compliance is More Complicated Than Ever

Cisive

Because compliance is changing so quickly on the state and federal level, HR departments are finding it more and more challenging to keep up with current regulations and changes to employment law. A vendor partner can be the HR practitioner’s best support to help navigate the fast-moving legal compliance landscape that includes background screening, reference checks, and employment verification. Non-Compliance in HR is Complicated and Expensive.

5 Commonly Asked Questions About Background Screening for HR and Recruiting Leaders

Cisive

HR and recruiting leaders are wholly invested in compliance when it comes to background screening and employment law. As a best-in-class vendor partner for background screening, Cisive fields a lot of questions from companies about the background check process. Here, we’ll share the five most commonly asked questions about background screening. Which laws regulate the employment and background screening process? Global Screening.

The Seven Biggest HCM Compliance Issues of 2017

Ceridian

As we wrap up 2017, it is time to reflect on the year’s major compliance issues in the human capital management world. Below is a summary of the important compliance issues along with highlights of where changes took place over the course of the year. Fair Scheduling Laws. In 2017, many cities passed employee scheduling laws, also called “fair workweek”, “secure”, or “predictable” scheduling rules. state to pass a statewide scheduling law.

Optimizing the Onboarding Process for a Remote Workforce in a Post-Pandemic World

Cisive

In a world where remote work is becoming the new normal, here are a few areas where partnering with an experienced background screening firm such as Cisive can help you optimize your onboarding processes. Additionally, it allows remote applicants to complete onboarding documents such as employment applications and direct deposit forms, to name a few examples.

What’s In the Nevada Marijuana Drug Employment Law?

Zenefits

New legislation in Nevada makes it the first state to prohibit employers from disqualifying candidates because of a failed drug screen for marijuana. Governor Steve Sisolak signed the new law on June 5. Since the state passed its recreational marijuana use laws in 2016, the Governor felt the law was necessary to protect job seekers who use cannabis recreationally but may have been barred from employment because of their legal use of the substance.

State-Based Approaches to Marijuana Laws Impact Employment Screening

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With no uniform standard, this can create a compliance and policy challenge for employers. However, all marijuana use remains illegal under federal law, since marijuana remains listed as a Schedule 1 drug under the Controlled Substances Act.

Freelance and Contract Workers: Why Comprehensive Background Checks are Important

Cisive

While this impacts talent acquisition and management, one question keeps coming up: Should companies screen temporary or contract workers? As employers, we’re responsible for a safe workplace for our employees and customers, and that means doing our due diligence whether it’s for a full-time employee or a contractor. In the United Kingdom, France and the Netherlands, freelance growth has outpaced overall employment growth.

Compliance Checklist: Federal Employment Laws You Need To Know At Every Stage Of Your Company’s Growth

Zenefits

With a fast-growing small business, compliance is just one of many things on your to-do list, behind hiring, improving operations, and fine-tuning your products. Here’s a quick checklist of some major federal laws you’ll need to tackle at different employee thresholds in your growth. Employers must properly classify and pay employees a corresponding minimum wage, while following overtime and child labor standards. Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) , via DoL.

House Passes Legislation to Restrict Employer Use of Wage History Information

Cisive

Section 10 of the bill would amend the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to restrict the ability of covered employers to consider wage history information during the hiring process. The bill is, however, another indication of legislative interest in restricting the use of salary history information as part of the pre-employment process. The post House Passes Legislation to Restrict Employer Use of Wage History Information appeared first on.

Littler and ComplianceHR Launch Employee Screening Solution as Workplaces Reopen

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(July 7, 2020) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, and ComplianceHR, a joint venture of Littler and Neota Logic, are pleased to announce the launch of ComplianceHR Smart Screen.

Returning to work presents ADA compliance challenges for employers

Business Management Daily

Employers have to provide help to keep vulnerable disabled workers safe when they insist on returning or you need them. Screening workers. You will need a protocol for screening everyone that doesn’t violate the ADA. Your opening plan should include screening before return to work – ideally every shift. The ADA bars employers from asking questions that are likely to reveal an employee’s disability. However, during a pandemic, employers have considerable leeway.

The State of Marijuana at Work in 2020

Cisive

While most of the past marijuana laws were approved by a majority vote of the people, a trend that we expect to see more are legalization efforts through state Legislature actions. Alabama – A state that has long had some of the strictest laws on marijuana use, the Alabama Legislature is working on a program that would legalize the medical use of marijuana for specific medical conditions, in 2020. As it stands today, 33 states and Washington D.C.

Join Laura Randazzo, VP of Compliance, at the Management Association Employment Law Conference

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On Thursday, October 17, at the Naperville Campus of Northern Illinois University, Laura Randazzo will be presenting an informative session on best practices and common services for conducting background screenings and drug tests. She will also discuss regulations to keep employers compliant with the law. So, join us at the Management Association''s Employment Law Conference. Background Screening Drug Testing Services

Littler and ComplianceHR Launch Employee Screening Solution as Workplaces Reopen

ComplianceHR

(July 7, 2020) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, and ComplianceHR, a joint venture of Littler and Neota Logic, are pleased to announce the launch of ComplianceHR Smart Screen. ComplianceHR Smart Screen is an automated, web-based screening solution designed to help companies safely return employees to the workplace. Articles Compliance HR News ComplianceHR Smartscreen News

4 HR and Compliance Changes for 2020

Cisive

A comprehensive legal and HR compliance update is essential for keeping up with ever-changing laws and regulations. Your designated HR compliance specialist or team members should stay up to date on these changes, but if your company is small or has a complicated business structure, you may need additional support to remain compliant. New HR Compliance Changes for 2020. An I-9 is the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Employment Eligibility Verification form.

How PACER Would Help Employers with Faster & More Accurate Background Checks

Cisive

Ensuring workplace safety is the primary reason 96% of employers conduct background checks, according to a survey conducted by HR.com , but more than half of employers also conduct screenings to improve the quality of their hires. One of the biggest challenges for employers is the lack of access to date of birth (DOB) records for state and federal databases. How PACER Impacts Employer Background Checks.

How the California Consumer Privacy Act Impacts Background Checks

Cisive

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) goes into effect on January 1, 2020 and it will rank amongst the most stringent privacy laws in the U.S. The new law will provide California residents with more control over their digital information and provide significant penalties to covered companies who fail to comply. state privacy laws limit their definitions of “personal information” to certain identifiers that could be used to commit identity theft (e.g.,

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How To Audit Your Employee Screening Process

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Why do you need an audit for the employee screening process? Recent years have brought significant changes to the regulatory and legal environment of employment background screening. million settlement in the transportation industry for failing to provide candidates with their rights involving records used during the hiring process, there’s never been a more apropos time for organizations to evaluate their employee screening process.

House Committee Passes Package of Bills to Amend the FCRA

Cisive

The FCRA-related bills included several measures that would directly impact employment screening and, including the amount and types of information that consumer reporting agencies would be permitted to furnish for employment purposes. It also would repeal the $75,000 salary exclusion so that the obsolescence rules would apply to all consumer reports furnished for employment purposes, regardless of an individual’s salary.

Will 9th Circuit Court Decision Influence Background Check Seven-Year Reporting Rule?

Cisive

The seven-year rule is standard in human resources as part of most background check screening processes. It’s also been a rule that most HR leaders are familiar with in that it has been part of the hiring and screening process for most HR leaders and employers for nearly 20 years. Therefore, employers must ensure compliance with the detailed requirements of the FCRA, particularly around background screening and authorization.

How Resume & Employment Verification Protects Employers

Cisive

Resume fraud is a global problem that affects employers, the gig economy, and volunteer agencies whether they are screening in the U.S., screening people with history outside of the home country, or screening outside of the U.S. has brought resume verification into the spotlight and many employers are wondering if they have done enough to protect themselves from liability in similar situations. The Value of Comprehensive Employment Verification.

Puff, Puff, Pass: Marijuana Updates

AccuSource

Marijuana has been and will continue to be a huge topic in employment law. While federal law still holds that marijuana is an illegal controlled substance, states and local jurisdictions are legalizing it for medical and recreational use. Some jurisdictions are taking it a step further, banning employers from screening for marijuana during pre-employment drug testing.

New Mexico Employers See Wave of Employment Law Changes in June

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A wave of changes to employment laws will impact businesses in New Mexico. The changes include limiting what employers can ask about an applicant’s criminal history, leave requirements for caregivers and new wage protections for domestic workers. New Mexico Ban the Box Law. Ban the Box” is a nationwide movement seeking to increase employment for workers with criminal records. The law becomes effective Jan. New Mexico Adds Caregiver Leave Law.

Pennsylvania “Clean Slate” Law Limiting Access to Certain Criminal History Records Takes Effect

Cisive

On June 28 th , Pennsylvania’s “Clean Slate” law, Act 56 of 2018 , took effect. The Clean Slate law creates a framework for limiting access to certain criminal court records without the individual that is the subject of the record having to file a petition requesting to limit access. The Pennsylvania Administrative Office of the Courts estimates that 40 million offenses could be covered by the new law.

Marijuana Laws & Disability Discrimination: What Employers Need to Know

Cisive

More than half of the states in our country have introduced and implemented laws authorizing the use of marijuana for medical use. These state laws are in direct conflict with the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA)(21 USC §812), which still holds that the possession of marijuana is a crime. A Few Case Examples Employers Can Learn From. She was offered and accepted that position, contingent upon the completion of pre-employment screening, including a drug test.

Improve your labor law compliance for 2020

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The Department of Labor (DOL) requires that employers post certain notices in their workplaces in order to ensure employees have access to information about their rights. Use these resources to help make sure you're up-to-date on posters and record-keeping compliance! The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, record-keeping, and youth employment standards affecting employees in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local Governments.

4 Ways to Maintain Employee Compliance During the Hiring Process

Hireology

Some businesses might think employee compliance doesn’t begin until a new hire’s first day, but it starts as early as the hiring process. Is your business maintaining employee compliance during the hiring process? Beyond asking each candidate consistent questions, maintaining employee compliance also means avoiding illegal interview questions. According to employment law, asking candidates questions unrelated to the open position is illegal.

Marijuana in the Workplace: A Year of Change for Employment Drug Testing

Cisive

In the early years of state medical marijuana rulemaking, the language of the laws largely excluded the workplace. It is safe to say that tide has turned, and employers now face limitations unlike they ever have before. State-specific rules related to medical and personal use of marijuana are changing at a very rapid pace, and the language of these laws differ from each other significantly. The law as it is today ( L.D.

Marijuana, Opioids and Disability Discrimination: What Employers Should Know

Cisive

In an era where employers are having to plan for changes in workplace drug testing compliance, primarily due to evolving marijuana laws and our nations opioid crisis, another compliance beast continues to rear confuse employers: Disability Discrimination. Employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees with disabilities. Both federal and state laws provide this protection. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

CSS Inc. Launches New Service Compliance Plus

HRO Today

A new service intended to provide “360 degree” attention to the various background check related legal issues that employers face. November 6, 2018, Gibbsboro, NJ — As the background screening industry for employers continually evolves based on new legislation and regulation, CSS is now offering its clients access to legal advice from one of the largest labor and employment law firms in the United States via its new service, CSS Compliance Plus.