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U.S. Supreme Court Poised to Rule on Employment-Related Cases

  
  
  
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The Nation’s highest court took up a handful of employment-related cases on this term’s docket, prompting employers across the country to tune in to this session’s decisions. Two cases were brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which  has recently received criticism from employers across the country who feel the agency is overzealously initiating litigation. A third case, brought by a private plaintiff, addresses workplace accommodations for pregnant employees.

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Upcoming Webinar: Recruitment Best Practices

  
  
  
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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

  
  
  
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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?

  
  
  
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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!

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