Should You Be Rescreening Your Seasonal Employee?

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Rehiring seasonal workers generally makes solid business sense. You already know them – and they know you. They’ve performed well for you in the past, or you wouldn’t even be thinking of bringing them back. So, why bother with the time and expense of rescreening them before they start?  A Corner You Can’t Afford to Read more »

Save Your Company Money by Staying Compliant

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The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), passed by Congress in 1970, is designed to ensure the accuracy and privacy of personal information filed by credit reporting agencies. It protects consumers – or in your case, candidate or employee – information from being used without their notice and consent.  As an employer, violation of the FCRA Read more »

New York City Prohibits Pre-Employment Screening for Marijuana

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While 33 states have legalized medical marijuana and another 11 have legalized its recreational use, an outright ban on pre-employment testing has not been part of any of these laws. However, a law that took effect on May 10 in New York City has taken this significant step.  Amending Section 8-107 of the city’s Administrative Read more »

Struggling to Stay Compliant With the FCRA? Trust Chane to Be the Experts.

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The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), which is overseen by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), is responsible for overseeing how employers obtain and handle consumer reports like background checks. It helps ensure the fairness, accuracy, and privacy of consumer information.   In September 2018, it issued a new “Summary of Read more »

Employer Best Practices to Limit Exposure to FCRA Claims

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As published to People 2.0’s blog: Understand the FCRA. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a federal law that protects consumers and their credit information when it is reported through a Credit Reporting Agency (CRA). The act was designed to achieve accuracy and fairness for consumers and to maintain confidentiality, relevancy, and proper utilization of their information. Read more »