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Screen to Reduce Workplace Violence

A Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) workplace violence survey found that more than 50 percent of the respondents were concerned that workplace violence might occur at their organization. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, an average of … Continue reading

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What Employers Must Know About The Fair Credit Reporting Act

Every employer must take the time to review and understand the complicated requirements of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), 15 U.S.C. §§1681-1681u, et seq., when obtaining consumer reports and/or making employment decisions based on those reports. The FCRA … Continue reading

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The Growing Use of Pre-Employment Screeening

Regardless of the size of your business, pre-employment screening is a necessary hiring practice to avoid lawsuits and costly hiring mistakes. Gone are the days of a simple reference check and a few phone calls to screen new employees. Amid … Continue reading

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Implementing basic office practices to minimize identity theft

Employers can minimize identity theft by following some simple identification theft practices. Get a reliable shredder and shred all discarded employee information. This includes information on temporary workers, contract employees and former employees. Keep personal employee and customer information locked … Continue reading

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Using Consumer Reports: What Employers Need to Know

Your advertisement for cashiers nets 100 applications. You want credit reports on each applicant. You plan to eliminate those with poor credit histories. What are your obligations? You are considering a number of your long-term employees for major promotions. Can … Continue reading

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Employee Theft Forecast for 2011

While employers expect to add jobs by the end of 2010, they’re forecasting losses for 2011—attributable to employee theft.

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Labor Department Updates Regulatory Agenda

The U.S. Department of Labor has posted its semiannual agenda and will host a series of online chats in January 2011 to answer questions about upcoming regulatory changes. The agenda is a listing of all the regulations the department expects … Continue reading

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SHRM Says: Credit Checks Are Legitimate Screening Tool

The federal government should not eliminate an employer’s use of credit histories to help make decisions about job candidates, a representative for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) told the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) during a public … Continue reading

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Accessing Employees’ Facebook Pages Raises Privacy Issues

Employers should not troll through employees’ Facebook accounts under false pretenses, according to David Fortney, an attorney with Fortney & Scott in Washington, D.C. Speaking on Dec. 9, 2010, at the National Employment Law Institute’s Employment Law Conference in Washington, … Continue reading

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