Complying with the Fair Credit Reporting Act

Complying with the Fair Credit Reporting Act

If you are a business and you are hiring employees, you are either running background checks on applicants or you have likely thought about it. The good news is that you are legally able to do so. The bad news is that, as with most business activities when it comes to employees, there are federal ...
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Do You Know If You Should “Ban the Box”?

Do You Know If You Should “Ban the Box”?

If you hire employees and you haven’t heard the term “ban the box” or don’t know what it means, now is a good time to learn. Depending on where your employees work, failing to do so may leave you open to an increasingly common type of discrimination claim. What does the term “ban the box” ...
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The Perils of Inconsistency

The Perils of Inconsistency

When asked by businesses what they can do to avoid legal claims by employees, one of the first things I tell them is to be consistent when applying workplace policies and rules. There are few things that seem to get well-intentioned employers into more trouble than when they apply workplace policies dif...
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Be Informed on State Employment Laws

Information is power and in the hands of serious employers this information can help to ensure that they are treating all employees fairly and according to state law. Employee handbooks should be standard for every company, especially companies in California, but in the event that your business does not...
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