Tag: employment

What Are Posthire Background Checks?

Most employers perform some form of background screening on prospective employees. Often, this is conducted as a condition of the job offer. The candidate proceeds through the hiring process and is made a conditional offer, and the offer proceeds if nothing negative is discovered through the screening process.

Advantage Serena: Employment Issues Raised by Tennis Star’s Return to Work

Serena Williams is one of the greatest athletes of all time–man or woman–period. In her 25-year professional career, she has dominated on the tennis court by winning nearly 40 major titles (singles and doubles). Roger Federer, a tennis legend in his own right, has remarked that Williams is “one of the greatest, if not the […]

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A Meeting with the Principal Resulted in Teacher’s Stroke: Worker’s Comp Denied

An employee walks into a meeting with her supervisor in good health. The supervisor criticizes her work performance, which upsets the employee. Shortly after the meeting, the employee suffers a medical problem that a doctor attributes to the contentious encounter. She makes a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. Is she entitled to benefits? That was […]

How to Spot Résumé Exaggeration and Lies

No one wants to feel fooled. No one wants to feel as though he or she was taken advantage of. If candidates make it through the recruitment process with false pretenses, it can feel like you’ve been duped. Worse, if they’ve misrepresented themselves, it could even mean they’re not actually qualified to do the job—and […]

#MeToo Takeaways from the Case of Bikram Choudhury

Over the Memorial Day weekend, I listened to a five-part ESPN 30 for 30 podcast series entitled Bikram. The series discussed the rise and fall of yoga guru Bikram Choudhury. As an occasional practitioner of Choudhury’s method of yoga, I was somewhat familiar with the accusations of sexual misconduct made against him that ultimately resulted […]

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Workplace Investigations: A Q&A with Susan Fentin

As an HR manager, you should be thoroughly investigating every complaint that comes across your desk. And, it’s important to investigate allegations of wrongdoing in a timely manner, but you run the risk of cutting some key corners if you act too quickly.

Looking for An HR Compliance Tool? HR Leaders Reveal Top 3 Requirements

Keeping workplace policies and practices current and legal has become increasingly complex, as critical issues like sexual harassment prevention, healthcare coverage, and pay equity work their way through courts, legislatures, and agencies. Your compliance obligations are changing daily. How to track the myriad changes and keep up with your compliance obligations? BLR asked thousands of […]

What is Résumé Fraud?

Résumé fraud occurs anytime someone intentionally provides false information on his or her résumé, presumably with the hopes it will make him or her more likely to be considered for a job. This often also encompasses application fraud—which is the same idea, but it occurs anywhere in the application process.