Key to employment background check program

The Key to Fortifying Your Employment Screening Program

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Rod Fliegel Shareholder, Littler Mendelson Implementing and overseeing an effective workforce employment screening program requires a certain amount of specialized knowledge. Thus, companies are increasingly recognizing the importance of finding or nominating a subject matter expert (SME) – someone who knows that the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) applies to virtually all background check reports, […]

Form I-9 and E-Verify tips

5 Reasons to Solidify Your Employment Eligiblity Program Now

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In the midst of increasing government crackdown on employers suspected of hiring illegal workers – from frequent workplace raids to steep fines and penalties – employers are finding themselves in the center of immigration reform and enforcement. Now more than ever, it’s critical that organizations have an I-9 and employment eligibility management program in place […]

Negligent Hiring – The Million Dollar Mistake

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One million dollars… What is it besides a lot of money for the average person? From 1992 to 2001, the average cost to settle a negligent hiring lawsuit was roughly one million dollars. And that is conservative. The highest award in the United States for a negligent hiring case was $26.5 million, a substantially higher […]

Tips for Effective Drug Screening

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In the past, the best practice for a drug testing program was simple: follow the Department of Transportation (DOT) guidelines. The DOT drug testing guidelines are well thought out, well documented and legally defensible. Over the past several years however, the best practice landscape has evolved due to changes in technology, information and type of […]