Is Not Hiring Smokers Discrimination?

Employment Metrix

But is it discrimination not to? Nicotine products are addictive and pose a variety of serious health risks. In states where testing is allowed, applicants must consent to submit to nicotine screening in the future to be considered.”. To hire a smoker or not to hire a smoker?

The Hot Potatoes Of Social Screening


And, because of the industry I’m in and the perspective I usually take, I imagined if I were an employer looking at public candidate profiles across social and professional networks as part of my pre-employment screening process, finding these horrible hot potatoes along the way.

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Screening Candidates with Too Much Experience a Potential ADEA Violation

HR Daily Advisor

Can screening a candidate because they have too much experience become a legal problem? A 58-year-old attorney had too much experience to seek an in-house legal position with a healthcare products company. Diversity Insight ADEA Age Discrimination current employees disparate treatment

During discipline meeting, ask productive questions

Business Management Daily

Venus sued, alleging sex discrimination. She alleged that six male flight attendants were not fired after they failed the same drug and alcohol screening. Final note: You never know which employee may sue you or what type of discrimination they may claim.

Marijuana Laws & Disability Discrimination: What Employers Need to Know


Marijuana Laws & Disability Discrimination: What Employers Need to Know Apr. Cristina Loayza Product Manager. She was offeredand accepted that position, contingent upon the completion of pre-employment screening, including a drug test.

Tips for Re-screening Employees After a Merger or Acquisition

Sterling Check

Acquisitions and mergers are a common occurrence in today’s business world fueling growth and profitability, expanded market share and the introduction of new products and services. Reasons for Re-Screening Employees After a Merger. What is Re-Screening?

Ban the Box for Crime but Discriminate Over Past Pay

Compensation Cafe

Stop asking job applicants about criminal records but continue to discriminate against those with an unacceptable past pay history. At the same time, they have no problem with permitting instant discrimination against applicants with unacceptable prior income levels.

Double Your Productivity With These 6 Recruiting Tips

Linkedin Talent Blog

Persistence is key here, but so is a deep knowledge of the job and how to conduct a career-oriented phone screen. Minimize this problem by having hiring managers conduct a scripted two-way exploratory phone screen that meets both the manager’s and the more-discriminating candidate’s needs.

HRExaminer Radio – Executive Conversations: Episode #322: Jim Stroud, VP, Product Evangelist, ClickIQ

HR Examiner

Guest: Jim Stroud, VP, Product Evangelist at ClickIQ. He now serves ClickIQ as its VP, Product Evangelist. of product evangelists for North America for ClickIQ which is a automated job advertising platform startup in the UK which is now branching out to the U.S.

The Growing Importance of Detailed Job Descriptions in HR


Times are changing, and an increasing number of state’s medical and legal marijuana use laws contain language that significantly impacts the actions that employers can take with screening and discipline. There are a few noteworthy legal changes that impact employer screening programs. Starting in May of 2020, employers in New York City will be prohibited from screening for marijuana in pre-employment drug tests [3].

Evaluating Whether You Should Hire Candidates with Past Criminal Histories


In fact, a 2019 survey of consumers by SHRM indicated that 78 percent of consumers were comfortable buying products from companies that hired individuals with a non-violent criminal record, for customer-facing roles. This can certainly help address the talent shortage, but it’s important to understand that making the decision to hire people with criminal histories won’t eliminate the need to conduct background checks and employment screening.

How AI Can Stop Unconscious Bias In Recruiting


million to settle a racial discrimination lawsuit with the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). As just one high profile hiring discrimination case among many, this latest lawsuit drives home why compliance matters.

Cannabidiol (CBD) and Employment Drug Testing


One of the single hottest selling items in our country today would unarguably be Cannabidiol (CBD) products. scrolling through social media or visiting your local gas station or drug store; you’ve likely seen a promotion for a CBD product.

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


Section 900-50 amends the Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act [4] protects those who use “lawful products” from discrimination at work. But Section 5(b), the second sentence states: “This Section does not apply to the use of those lawful products which impairs an employee’s ability to perform the employee’s assigned duties.” The Legislature attempted to correct the anti-discrimination law, but in April 2018 the Governor vetoed it.

Let’s Talk About Sex … and Salary History

HR Daily Advisor

For 54 years, the Federal Equal Pay Act of 1963 has prohibited employers from discrimination in pay based on sex. The question then becomes—does this perpetuate sex discrimination? Compensation HR Management discrimination employment hiring salary history

3 Steps to Protect Information While Leveraging Social Media

HR Daily Advisor

It can help increase traffic to company websites and can provide companies with greater insight into the public’s perception of their products and services. Each company, says Garrison, should establish protocols and procedures for the use of social media when screening applicants.

How to Recognize and Manage Employees’ Cognitive Mistakes

Rallyware for Human Resources

Here, we’ll describe ten main cognitive distortions, provide work-related illustrations of them and then explain how companies can reduce the influence of these distortions on employees’ productivity through specific soft skills training.

Demystifying employment background checks


Employer background checks, or pre-employment screenings, are vital to the hiring process. If you’ve used Workable to manage your recruiting, you can now use it to perform pre-employment screenings on final-round candidates that you’re deciding between.

How to run a background check with Workable


The FCRA is a federal law that governs the production and use of consumer reports for employment. The law is there to protect you as an employer, from claims of negligent hiring, and your candidate from privacy breaches or discrimination.

10 Ways to Make Good Hiring Decisions Out of Bad Decisions


After all, one of your key performance metrics is Time to Hire, and moving ahead with an offer quickly makes your productivity on paper skyrocket. Simply put, the proper background screening provider can save you from making the wrong hiring decision, improve your bad hire rates, and reduce costs. A good background screening provider can offer you depth and breadth of products to help. There are more beneficial and less risky methods to screen a candidate.

OSHA Clarifies Guidance on Post-Incident Drug Testing and Workplace Safety Incentive Programs

General Information Services

The rule prohibited employers from discharging or discriminating against an employee for reporting a work-related injuries or illness. In addition to maintaining his role as CMO, Dr. Simo was also appointed to the role of managing director of transportation and drug & health screening in 2018. News/Events Product Information OSHAThe Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a memorandum to help clarify the Department’s position on 29 C.F.R.

Telework continuation: Legal and fair policies

Business Management Daily

You need legal and fair policies so you don’t run afoul of discrimination and wage and hour laws. Employees will have to report any signs of illness and you will have to screen them. When you rank employees, make sure you’re not illegally discrimination. Telework discrimination.

Marijuana in the workplace – What employers need to know


For example, Louisiana, West Virginia and a few others allow only for the use of cannabis-infused products, such as oils or pills. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination in the workplace due to disabilities or illness.

4 Tips for Effective Candidate Vetting in Recruiting


Screening candidates begins by doing the appropriate homework that can build a strong foundation for examination. Background Checks and Drug Screens are Necessary. Background checks and drug screens are a good practice even in industries that don’t traditionally or legally require them.

Improve your labor law compliance for 2020


The law defines various aspects of protection against discrimination in both hiring and employment practices. Required for all employers engaging in or affecting commerce or in the production of goods for commerce.

COVID-19: Drug Testing & Return to Work Plans


Cristina Loayza Product Manager. Employers are also cautioned to consider the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements to avoid claims of discrimination. . COVID-19: Drug Testing & Return to Work Plans May. 19, 2020.

ReWork's 10 Can't-Miss Stories From 2018

Cornerstone On Demand

From the rise of the #metoo movement and its role in helping to close the gender pay gap, to the controversy Starbucks faced when its corporate policies failed to prevent racial discrimination against some customers, 2018 has revealed the areas we need to work on in 2019 and beyond.

HR 2025 Series: Three skills you need to win in the digital workplace revolution

NGA Human Resources

The Industrial Revolution moved work from the farm into centralized factories of mass production, starting with textiles and then spreading to other products. . Shops; online shopping networks place the products on your screen and bring them to your doorstep. .

The Growing Importance of Detailed Job Descriptions


The fast-evolving legal landscape of employment drug screening laws, primarily with state-specific marijuana laws, has brought increasing challenges for employers. In the early years of medical marijuana legalization, most state-specific marijuana laws had no significant impact on or failed even to mention employment drug screening programs. There are a few noteworthy legal changes that impact employer screening programs.

Ethical Employer Branding: How to Attract Candidates With Shared Values


Increasingly, however, it starts even before the application process, when candidates first engage with an organization’s social media, or its services or products. But a technique such as blind screening offers a more robust approach to ethical hiring.

What You Should Know About Preventing Harassment in the Workplace


No organization wants to be slammed with a discrimination allegation due to toxic workplace activity. chance of being charged with with employment harassment and discrimination. It’s a major disruption to employee morale and productivity when the case is always on the radar.

What’s In the Nevada Marijuana Drug Employment Law?


New legislation in Nevada makes it the first state to prohibit employers from disqualifying candidates because of a failed drug screen for marijuana. There are exceptions to the law, which include public safety professionals, like firefighters and emergency medical technicians; employees who operate a motor vehicle and are required under federal or state law to submit to drug screening tests or if the employer can show there could be an adverse effect on the safety of others.

When Do Companies Perform Drug Tests for Applicants and Employees?

Career Metis

After all, a sober, addiction-free workforce is a more productive workforce, and in cases of workers operating heavy-machinery such as cranes, construction equipment, and forklifts or buses and trucks, a safer workforce too. There should be no scope for discrimination.

New State and Federal Drug Testing Laws Impacting Employers in 2020


Ringing in a new year brings new requirements for employers managing their workplace drug and alcohol screening programs. The state medical marijuana law in New Jersey was amended in July of 2019 to prohibit employment discrimination against medical marijuana users. The law prohibits employers from discriminating against an employee or applicant solely on the basis that the person’s status as a “medical marijuana licensee.”

New State and Federal Drug Testing Laws Impacting Employers in 2020


Cristina Loayza Product Manager. Ringing in a new year brings new requirements for employers managing their workplace drug and alcohol screening programs. New State and Federal Drug Testing Laws Impacting Employers in 2020 Jan. 14, 2020.