Is Your Company Ready for California’s New COVID-19 Protection Requirements?

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California tends to be a trendsetter as it pertains to employment law, and in a recent vote, the California Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) Board unanimously approved new “Emergency COVID-19 Prevention Regulations.”  These will go into effect within a few days after approval by California’s Office of Administrative Law. Major Requirements This new regulation really […]

Three Take-Aways from HireRight’s Shift to Working Remotely

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It almost goes without saying that 2020 has been tough in many workplaces. Most organizations had to suddenly pivot from traditional physical workspaces to transforming into a remote workforce, and HireRight is no different. This past March, in response to the pandemic, HireRight migrated our global customer service teams to working from home in just […]

What U.S. Employers Should Know About COVID-19 Testing – Part 2

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In Part One of this blog, focused on helping employers understand the multi-faceted strategies needed to reopen workplaces following the pandemic, I mentioned that there are two main types of COVID-19 tests available: diagnostic (tests for current infectivity) and antibody (tests to determine previous infection). As HireRight’s Chief Medical Officer, I receive a lot of […]

Four Ways to Adapt to Today’s (Mostly) Digital Workplace

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The term “digital workplace” has been in the news lately, especially in today’s COVID-19 environment, as many employees work from home. What does this mean for your organization, and how you conduct business going forward? And, as your organization continues to grow, how will a digital work environment impact your hiring and background screening process? […]

What U.S. Employers Should Know About COVID-19 Testing – Part 1

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The marketplace is flooded with information on COVD-19 testing; however, much of that information is technical in nature and difficult to understand. As HireRight’s Chief Medical Officer, I receive a lot of questions from employers about testing. What are the various testing methodologies available in the current market? When can employers conduct testing? How should […]

Background Checking Child Care Facilities: No Kidding Around Post-COVID

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For parents, finding safe, bona fide child care will remain a critical need. But as they resume work at their place of employment, they may find themselves fiercely competing to get their child enrolled at a facility maintained by thoroughly-screened management and staff. And differing state laws concerning background checks for those individuals can make the situation confusing and challenging.