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  The following are 5 popular staffing solutions: Regardless of the size of the company, in most cases, the employees are both the most valuable asset and greatest expense. Employers looking for staffing solutions need to understand their options and choose wisely. 1. Job boards Job Boards can bring...

In the United States, background checks have become a normal part of life. Individuals have concerns about their safety and employers need to hire people who are responsible, reliable, and most of all legal. Employers who do not run background checks run the risk of...

Negligent hiring lawsuits can occur when employers fail to perform background checks on potential employees. Companies should have specific hiring policies or guidelines that hiring managers are required to follow. These guidelines outline the proper procedures company managers should follow before hiring a potential candidate. In order...

The District of Columbia is considering legislation that would bar employers from conducting pre-employment marijuana testing, except as required by law. The bill—Prohibition of Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing Act of 2015—is scheduled to be discussed at a public hearing on Monday, February 9, 2015. The District of Columbia...

A class-action lawsuit filed in Virginia federal court against discount retail chain Dollar General for alleged violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) will be settled for $4 million. What Employers Must Learn From This Settlement: As an employer, Dollar General had various violations of...

US Information Search -A class-action lawsuit filed in Virginia federal court against discount retail chain Dollar General for alleged violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) will be settled for $4 million. What Employers Must Learn From This Settlement: As an employer, Dollar General had...

The Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act has strict guidelines in place to regulate background checks for pre-employment purposes. These guidelines are intended to protect an individual’s right to privacy. Disclosure and proper authorization must be obtained prior to a company issuing a background or credit...

Some states allow an individual to petition to be removed from a sex offender list. Fortunately, states are creating laws to protect children by strictly regulating day care center licensing. For example, in 2008, the Virginia General Assembly made it difficult for both non-violent and violent sex offenders...

In order to avoid legal actions, employers must ensure that their background check providers are in compliance with requirements stated in the Fair Credit Reporting Act. A recent class action lawsuit has been settled and tentatively approved by a Virginia court. Dollar General has been accused...

Criminal Background Check Guidelines Criminal Background checks are widely used across the nation. Within the last two years, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has outlined rules and provided guidance that is intended to prevent employers from discriminating potential hires on the basis of race or...