Managing the Complexity of Screening a Global Workforce

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By John Tomaszewski, Senior Counsel at Seyfarth Shaw As workforces become more and more distributed across geographical boundaries, the efforts to effectively manage employees (and prospective employees) becomes more and more complex. This is particularly true when dealing with the issues of background checks and credential verification. The employment laws of various states have limitations […]


What is Ban the Box? [Infographic]

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A hot topic in recent months is the growing number of “ban the box” legislation. Following Hawaii, the first state to enact such a law, are a number of states and cities requiring, among other things, a delay in the timing when an employer asks a candidate about his or her criminal background. These are […]


Increase in Positive Drug Tests for the First Time in 10 Years

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Drug test positivity rates increased in the workforce for the first time in 10 years, substantially due to a rise in marijuana and amphetamine-related positive results, according to a recent study by Quest Diagnostics. After years of declining rates, this increase poses a real concern for employers tasked with maintaining a drug-free workplace. These results […]


5 Benefits of Background Screening by Staffing Agencies

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With many organizations still uncertain about the economic outlook, employers may be reluctant to meet immediate headcount needs by filling necessary positions with permanent employees. As a result, many organizations are turning to contingent or temporary workers to meet this demand for staffing. According to a study by Intuit, by the year 2020, contingent workers […]


How Are Employers Addressing Medical Marijuana Laws?

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With the recent passage of multiple state laws legalizing the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana, many employers are trying to figure out how to address it in their Drug Free Workplace Policies, if at all. While marijuana is still classified as a Schedule I controlled substance under the Federal Controlled Substances Act, it has […]

Creating an Organizational Czar

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We understand how difficult it can be to keep up with all the changes occurring with the EEOC and the other regulatory bodies in the healthcare world. Wouldn’t it be great if you could just schedule a one-on-one personal session with a lawyer who specializes in this area to answer all your questions? Well we’ve […]