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Smart Ways to Honor Women's History Month in March

Posted by Susan McCullah

Mar 5, 2021 1:00:00 PM

As a women-owned business, Women’s History Month is especially important to us. We are thrilled to do business as women, to raise our daughters, encourage our sisters, and cheer on our nieces and granddaughters to be what they dream they can be. The women who came before us made these opportunities possible.

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Topics: women in the workplace, women's history month

New York City Council Expands Fair Chance Act

Posted by Garrett David Kennedy

Feb 18, 2021 11:39:04 AM

This information was originally shared on Lexology and can be viewed here.

Upcoming New York City Law Alert!

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill expanding the scope of N29ew York City’s Fair Chance Act (FCA) on January 10, 2021.

The new law significantly extends employment protections for applicants and employees with criminal charges or arrests, providing further prohibitions on NYC employers from taking adverse actions based on their criminal history.

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Topics: Employer hot topics, pamela devata, Ban the Box, New York City, Fair Chance Act

5 Background Check Mistakes that Can Derail Your 2021 Hiring Success

Posted by Susan McCullah

Feb 11, 2021 1:45:00 PM

As we look at 2020 in the rearview mirror, our thoughts turn to the year ahead. New Years marks a fresh start and a chance to do things better than we did in years past.

HR professionals should take this time to think about their hiring process and how they can improve it. After all, with the vaccine on the horizon for everyone, 2021 is bound to shake things up in the workforce in a variety of ways.

Making sure you crush the hiring process, land A-players, and onboard them successfully is a top priority in 2021. Unfortunately, there may be actions you’re currently taking that work against you. Here are 6 background check mistakes that can derail your 2021 hiring success.

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Topics: Pre-employment screening, background screening company, background screen, background checks, salary history question

Colorado Salary History Question Ban in Effect

Posted by Susan McCullah

Jan 22, 2021 2:28:56 PM

Colorado is the newest state to follow the trend of banning the salary history question on the application and during the interviewing process. 

The Equal Pay for Equal Work Act law, which was signed by the governor in May 2019, took effect on January 1, 2021. 

What Is the Law?

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Topics: Colorado, Good hiring practices, Compliance, salary history ban, salary history question

ICE Extends I-9 Form Flexibility to Jan. 31, 2021

Posted by I-9 Updates

Jan 12, 2021 8:45:50 AM

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has extended its interim policy allowing virtual document-inspection methods for Form I-9 until Jan. 31. This is the 6th time the policy has been extended.

The provision applies only to employers and workplaces that are operating completely remotely because of the public health crisis.

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Topics: I-9 compliance, Employer hot topics, I-9 requirement, Hiring docs

Background Screening Trends that Are Either IN or OUT for 2021

Posted by Susan McCullah

Dec 29, 2020 10:15:27 AM

Just like fashion, background screening changes every year. Some things that were in one year are out the other. While certain staples make up a background check, the way we use the information evolves.

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Topics: background screening company, criminal records search, background checks, background screening practices, employer compliance, salary history ban

The Big Winner of Election 2020: Marijuana

Posted by Norml.org

Dec 22, 2020 7:17:10 AM

Drug usage and laws continue to be a hot topic for employers. This article was originally published here by Norml.org.

Voters approved a series of statewide ballots legalizing the use and distribution of marijuana for either medical or adult-use purposes.

The results once again affirm that marijuana legalization is a uniquely popular issue with voters of all political persuasions — with majorities of Democrats, Independents, and Republicans consistently endorsing legalization in national polls. The results also continue a multi-decade long trend of marijuana legalization advocates achieving success at the ballot box. Prior to this election, voters have decided affirmatively on 28 separate ballot measures legalizing cannabis (18 measures legalizing medical marijuana, 10 measures legalizing adult use). 

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Topics: Drug testing, Employer hot topics, Marijuana laws

Is Your Driver Screening and Monitoring Process on the Right Road?

Posted by Susan McCullah

Dec 16, 2020 2:30:00 PM

HR is responsible for many important actions regarding a company’s employees. One of the main risks to an organization is employing unsafe drivers. An employee who operates a vehicle as part of their job opens the business up to potential lawsuits and fines in several ways.

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Topics: MVR, Motor Vehicle Records, Employer hot topics, background checks, driver screening, driver screening and monitoring process

Colorado Employers! Prepare for Equal Pay Act Compliance by Jan 2021

Posted by LaLonnie Gray

Dec 11, 2020 9:30:00 AM

This information was originally posted on the JDSupra website by Fisher Phillips, written by LaLonnie Gray.

Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act goes into effect on January 1, 2021. It's smart for employers to proactively review the requirements and adjust your procedures now. Here's what you need to know and do.  

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Topics: Colorado, salary history question, Pay Equity, Equal Pay Act

Top 10 List for Hiring (and Keeping) High-Quality Talent

Posted by Susan McCullah

Dec 8, 2020 10:55:04 AM

2020 has handed us a wildly unexpected ride that the history books will be writing about for decades to come. Realistically, however, our businesses must go on and strive to profitable.

This takes top talent.

How can HR professionals make sure they are hiring the cream of the crop, and what can they do to keep them once they snag them? Read on for our top 10 list for hiring and keeping high-quality talent.

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Topics: hiring process, Hiring Trends, Hiring Top Talent

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~~Susan McCullah is the Marketing Project Manager/ Background Screening Division for Data Facts, Inc, a 25 year old Memphis based company. Data Facts Inc -an NAPBS accredited company- is a leading provider of employment screening solutions. Check out our website for a complete explanation of our services.