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‘Tis the (Retail) Season, Part II: Conducting Background Checks on Seasonal Workers

During the upcoming holiday season, many companies—especially those with retail operations—will be looking to expand their available workforce by hiring seasonal workers. Unfortunately, many of these temporary workers will be...more

11/24/2014 - Background Checks EEOC Employer Liability Issues FCRA Hiring & Firing Holidays Retailers Seasonal Employment Seasonal Workers

EEOC and FTC Issue Joint Publications on Background Checks

On March 10, 2014, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) jointly released two pamphlets on the use of background checks in the workplace: (a) one directed at employers...more

3/24/2014 - Background Checks Criminal Background Checks EEOC FTC

Conviction-less in Seattle? City Restricts Employer Use of Background Checks

Effective November 1, 2013, Seattle will restrict the use of criminal background checks by employers. ...more

7/16/2013 - Background Checks Convictions Criminal Background Checks Employer Mandates Legitimate Business Interest

Nevada Restricts Use of Background Check Information

On May 23, 2013, Nevada became the tenth state to enact legislation restricting the use of credit background checks by employers. The new Nevada law goes into effect on October 1, 2013....more

6/6/2013 - Adverse Employment Action Background Checks Credit Reports Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing Penalties

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