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 […]

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 […]

The Unstoppable Growth of the Gig Economy – And How to Best Prepare

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If you haven’t planned for this dramatic and accelerating transformation of the workplace — and the new laws being enacted to protect it — you may want to begin today. “Outsourcing.” “Contract work” or “freelancing.” “The extended workforce.” “The gig economy.” Whatever you call it, this very significant revolution in jobs and hiring is accelerating […]

AI To Data Privacy: How Hiring Tools and Trends Will Drive Workplace Changes In 2020

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Tremendous shifts in the workplace are driving significant changes in recruiting and hiring as employers attempt to find qualified candidates in today’s highly competitive labor market. For example, employers are more often turning to technology to reduce time-to-hire and build applicant-friendly hiring practices. According to HireRight’s 2019 Employment Screening Benchmark Report, 32% of employers have deployed […]

Why Employers Need To Pay Attention Right Now to California’s Consumer Privacy Law

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California lawmakers passed a landmark privacy act in 2018 that provides sweeping new protections for consumers, and wades into territory covered by the European Union’s far-reaching General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. Called “GDPR Lite” by some, the California Consumer Privacy Act, or CCPA, gives consumers the right to know what personal information is being […]