By Sabine Capilitan

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  Our friends at Littler Mendelson P.C. recently posted this article: Companies that hire employees and engage independent contractors in California should brace for a significant slowdown in background checks that include criminal record searches in California state courts.1  This will result from the court of appeal’s opinion in All of Us or None v. Hamrick, which prohibited Read more »

By Sabine Capilitan

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When you have to make a decision about hiring – or even disciplinary action – waiting on the results of a background check or drug screening can be incredibly frustrating. To help you know what to expect, here is a brief overview of standard turnaround times for the most common drug tests. Basic urine drug Read more »

By Mike Wiley

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As you adapt to a new workplace reality in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, thorough background checks on prospective hires are more important than ever. You may not be able to meet job candidates in person, so they serve as a crucial means to fully vet applicants.  On average, it takes five to seven business Read more »

By Mike Wiley

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  You have a business-critical position to fill. For every day it sits open, profits, momentum and team morale are suffering. And now, you’ve found a candidate who seems to fit the bill perfectly: they have the right skills and qualifications, a winning personality, and the ability to join your team on short notice. The Read more »

By Mike Wiley

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Modern hiring processes are long, and long gone are the days of someone dropping their resume off at the office and getting hired that same week. Nowadays, the process stretches weeks, sometimes months. By the end of the process, everyone is ready to wrap it up and get butts in seats.  The background check is Read more »

By Sabine Capilitan

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  Our friends at Littler Mendelson P.C. recently posted this article: Last month, the new chair of the EEOC, Charlotte A. Burrows, was the keynote speaker at a conference regarding new research on criminal recidivism.1  The EEOC has been mostly quiet on the topic of criminal background checks and Title VII since the U.S. Court Read more »

By Mike Wiley

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Healthcare organizations tend to grudgingly accept credentialing as an expensive obligation. And while it’s true that conventional credentialing methods can be costly, time-consuming, and inefficient, healthcare credentialing is more than just a box to check. Just ask the pharmacy chain that recently settled a consumer protection lawsuit for $7.5 million after employing an unlicensed pharmacist. Read more »

By Mike Wiley

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Employment laws and related questions are part of your routine week when you work in HR. Regulations pertaining to employment are ever-changing, and they vary from state to state when it comes to issues such as healthcare, labor, retirement, injuries, workers’ compensation, unemployment, paid time off. It can be mind-boggling, but the consequences of dropping Read more »

By Mike Wiley

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  When a single bad hire can cost your business thousands of dollars, it’s important that you collect as much information as possible before bringing on a new employee. This means that your hiring process must as airtight as possible. Though you can learn much about a candidate during the interview, performing criminal background checks Read more »