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Federal Court Sends Strong Signal to EEOC in Dismissal of Credit Check Case

April 10, 2014
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This case is less about whether credit histories disparately impact African Americans than it is about how the EEOC chose to prove its case.
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Blackballing as Retaliation

January 9, 2014
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Refusing to hire someone who filed a lawsuit claiming a violation of the FLSA or Title VII is illegal retaliation.
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The High Price of EEOC Background Check Litigation

October 8, 2013
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Perhaps one solution to this crisis is for Congress to engage in some simple oversight over the agencies that enforce our various laws, including the EEOC. $751,942.48 in taxpayer money is a costly investment to chase a fool's errand.


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Special Report: A Check on Background Checks

September 12, 2013
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Background checks have increased over the past 12 months despite new EEOC guidelines. Background Check Hot List and Data Bank within.


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Civil Rights Commission to Hold Hearing on Impact of Criminal Background Checks on Minorities

November 30, 2012
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Three panels are scheduled at the 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. hearing, which is open to the public. They will feature speakers from government officials and scholars; business and advocacy groups and trade associations.
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Survey: 29% of Employers Find Fake Job References

November 30, 2012
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Twenty-nine percent of employers have caught fake references on candidate applications, according to a survey from CareerBuilder.
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When Is Confidential Medical Information Not Confidential?

November 26, 2012
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While this case is a great holding for employers, businesses should still tread carefully when dealing with employee medical information. This area of the law remains risky waters in which companies swim.
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Recruiting Orientation Guide

October 1, 2012
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Background Screening Firms Face Increased Scrutiny

September 29, 2012
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In the wake of HireRight Solutions' $2.6 million penalty, background screening services are under greater scrutiny.
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Staggered Introduction of North Carolina E-Verify Compliance Dates Begins in October

September 13, 2012
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Under legislation approved by North Carolina's General Assembly last year and signed into law by Governor Beverly E. Perdue in June 2011, employers with between 100 and 500 employees have until Jan. 1, 2013, to comply with the law, while employers with between 24 and 100 employees have until July 1, 2013, to comply.
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