Brazil’s New Data Protection Law Moves Forward Without Warning – Employers Race To Comply

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In just six hours of deliberation, the Brazilian Senate propelled a measure aimed at protecting its citizens’ data to the desk of the country’s President, an action that’s been two years in the making. Unless vetoed, the Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados Pessoais, or LGPD, Brazil’s General Data Protection Law, will likely become effective […]

FMCSA Grants 90 Day Waiver from Certain Pre-Employment Testing Requirements

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FMCSA has issued a three-month waiver for conducting certain pre-employment testing requirements applicable to employers of commercial drivers subject to 49 CFR part 382. This waiver is effective June 5, 2020 through September 30, 2020. Prior to this notice, pursuant to section 382.301(b), employers could always forego pre-employment drug testing for drivers who have participated […]

The Evolution of HR Tech and Background Checks

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Long before the pandemic swept the globe, hiring processes were already becoming more technologically advanced. Now, companies realize the “new normal” of remote hiring is here to stay for the foreseeable future. Thankfully, the HR industry is in a position to succeed. Many companies are already primed to have efficient digital hiring processes. However, there […]

Background Check Disclosures: What’s Extra but not Extraneous?

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In its most recent decision on the subject, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has continued to provide specific guidance on the murky question of the Fair Credit Reporting Act’s (FCRA) “standalone” disclosure requirement.  The Court also addressed the process to dispute the accuracy or completeness of a candidate’s background check per the FCRA’s pre-adverse […]

How to Manage Form I-9 amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

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As COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic, employers in the United States must find ways to adapt to a rapidly changing situation to keep their workforces safe. For many employers, the directive to their workforce is straightforward – stay at home. But while many functions can be completed via telework, a critical task that all employers must […]