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Hirease Passes Interim Background Screening Accreditation Audit

  
  
  
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The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) has announced that Hirease has successfully been granted continuing accreditation through June 9, 2016. The continuing accreditation was determined based upon the successful passing of the Interim Surveillance Audit and review by the Background Screening Credentialing Council.

The Importance of FCRA Compliance

  
  
  
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A class action complaint against a major home improvement retailer was filed Jul 3, 2014 in the Northern District of Georgia, claiming willful violations of the FCRA. Now, the nation’s largest retailer of home improvement and construction products is defending the argument made by an applicant who was allegedly denied employment based on the contents of his background report.

Class Action Lawsuit: Antoine v. Aarons

  
  
  
Class Action Lawsuits

Antoine v. Aarons, Case 1:14-cv-02120-MHS-WEJ Filed 07/03/14, Northern District of Georgia

Another class-action lawsuit against a national corporation demonstrates the importance of employers having an FCRA compliance program in place. A plaintiff filed suit on July 3 claiming willful violations of the FCRA-mandated adverse action process after learning he had been denied employment based on allegedly inaccurate contents of a background report. Not once during the employment process had the employer provided him a copy of the background report or his summary of rights under the FCRA.

Will Employer Drug Testing Policies Go Up in Smoke?

  
  
  
Legalization by State

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently published an article in HR Magazine about the effects of marijuana legalization on workplace drug-testing policies. The article, titled “Marijuana Maelstrom,” digs deeper into one of the most controversial topics currently impacting the Human Resource community.

Cloud Technology in HR Talent Management is Key

  
  
  
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Current trends in the technology market are centered on mobility and multimedia experiences. The growing smartphone base and rise of remote workforces is driving companies to develop software that meets the needs of a mobile culture.

Should Background Checks be Required for Healthcare Professionals?

  
  
  
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A recent sexual assault case involving a Maryland doctor has people talking about whether background checks should be required for all healthcare professionals in the state. The aforementioned doctor received his Maryland medical license despite having a rape conviction on his record. He is accused of sexually assaulting a patient in April, nearly two decades after he was convicted of raping a woman in Florida at gunpoint.

Happy Fourth of July from Hirease!

  
  
  
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Everyone at Hirease wants to wish you and your family a happy Fourth of July!

Behind the Scenes at Hirease!

  
  
  
Behind the Scenes

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Visit Hirease at the 2014 SHRM Exposition!

  
  
  
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The SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition starts on Sunday in Orlando, Florida! If you are interested in attending but do not yet have an Expo Pass, you can click here to reserve one. Hirease would love to see you there!

Will Illinois Be The Next State to Ban-The-Box?

  
  
  
Ban The Box

The Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act, or H.B. 5701, has passed state legislature and is expected to be signed into law by Governor Pat Quinn. In October 2013, the governor put an administrative order in place banning criminal history questions from most State of Illinois government job applications, so it seems natural that passing H.B. 5701 is the next step.  If signed into law, the act would require private employers with fifteen or more employees to remove any inquiries about an applicant's criminal history from employment applications and postpone these questions until the job interview or conditional job offer stage of the hiring process. The law would go into effect January 1, 2015.

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