My wife and I are currently binge-watching Little Fires Everywhere, a Hulu miniseries based on a book of the same name. Set in Shaker Heights, Ohio, during the late 1990s, Fires stars Reese Witherspoon as Elena Richardson (a white, married, upper-middle-class newspaper reporter with four children) and Kerry Washington as Mia Warren (a black, single mother who works as an artist and supplements her income through other part-time jobs).
Employers that engage third-party agencies for assistance in conducting background checks on employees or job applicants or gathering information for workplace investigations must strictly adhere to the Fair Credit Reporting Act’s (FCRA) notice and authorization requirements.
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) does far more than regulate the exchange of consumer credit information. You need to understand how it applies to employees and applicants in order to ensure compliance. Below is a general summary of your FCRA obligations.
A health insurer that had laptops with personal information stolen can be sued by participants, even if they have no evidence that the thieves later misused the data, a federal appeals court ruled.
By Francine Esposito, Esq. Managing employees’ social media use can be very tricky, but the modern employer cannot afford to ignore the challenge. In today’s Advisor, Francine Esposito, Esq., partner at Day Pitney LLP, elaborates on some of the challenges that surround social media management and training, along with the consequences of taking improper actions.
Yesterday’s Advisor provided a few tips for providing honest references about former employees while minimizing the legal risks to the company; today, we look at the flip side of the coin—checking references for potential new hires.
Employers naturally want to find out as much as they can about potential hires—after all, they’re going to invest a lot of time and money in onboarding and training. But references—both providing and obtaining them—can result in sticky situations.
On a showroom teeming with HR professionals, The Glasshouse Report claimed it has created a product that can “eliminate employee lawsuits.” The question is—besides, of course, whether eliminating lawsuits is even really possible—can The Glasshouse Report deliver on its claim?
The Glasshouse Report claims it has a product that can “eliminate employee lawsuits.” The question, besides whether it’s even possible: can The Glasshouse Report deliver on that claim? Many new and interesting HR tools and techniques were showcased at the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Annual Conference and Exposition, held recently in Las Vegas. […]
The boldest claim at the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Annual Conference and Exposition comes from The Glasshouse Report, which promises that its new software can “eliminate employee lawsuits.” Can that really be true?