We all know that one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch, but in the world of background screening, it’s just one antiquated court system that can destroy an applicant’s hopes for landing a job.
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Chuck E. Cheese will pay nearly $2 million to settle the California based suit that alleges job applicants were not provided the required disclosures about background checks performed during the hiring process.
Leave it to the federal government to make a complex situation even more impossible. Marijuana laws now differ in almost every state. Some allow it for medicinal use; others have gone whole hog and made even recreational use ok. These all fly in the face of the federal laws which still have pot classified as a banned drug according to the Controlled Substances Act.
You can do practically anything electronically these days… read the newspaper, pay your bills or even sign a legal document. Our industry has changed dramatically because of the digital revolution, and I’m sure yours has too. In our work, though, we see some industries being held back, forced to stay in the dark ages of paper records. They are employers who have to follow DOT regulations for drug and alcohol testing. But now the curtain is lifting.
Nina French, Partner and Principal Consultant at the Current Consulting Group stopped by the EBI booth at SHRM ’15 in Las Vegas to get real about finding the right partner for your drug testing program.
NAACP Suing Employers Using Online Hiring Services
Employers in New York are getting slammed for allegedly evading New York law by using online recruitment companies like Monster.com, ZipRecruiter, tweetmyjobs.com and others.
Are we putting the cart before the horse when it comes to legalizing medical marijuana? Some scientists and doctors in Canada believe so. Medical marijuana has been legal there since 2001. But while there is plenty of anecdotal evidence that people are getting relief from the drug, medical professionals say there’s still no true standard on usage and dosing. There is also a lack of data on long term risks that might come from using marijuana to treat a host of diseases from multiple sclerosis to cancer, migraines, seizures and dozens more.
The revelation shocked fans of the long-running reality show “19 Kids and Counting”… the oldest son of the devout family had been accused of touching several young girls inappropriately. Josh Duggar, who was 14 at the time of the alleged abuse, and his family acknowledged there was a police report filed in 2006, and that four out of five of the alleged victims were his younger sisters.