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The Ultimate Guide to Screening Your Vendors

Posted by Susan McCullah

Oct 5, 2021 9:37:04 AM

Efficient vendor management benefits companies in several ways. It can increase productivity, decrease downtime and supply chain issues, and reduce overall operating costs. Plus, it can eliminate a bunch of HR headaches!

A pivotal part of a successful vendor management process starts at the beginning with vendor screening. Just like your job applicants, vendors should be put through a series of screening checks so you can be confident about their ability to deliver the quality products you need.

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Topics: third party vendor, Employer hot topics, Vendor Management, Human Resources

Connecticut Passes Salary Range Disclosure Law, Effective October 1

Posted by Tanya A. Bovée and Allison P. Dearington

Sep 20, 2021 3:58:16 PM

Data Facts sometimes shares articles that we think will help our audience. The information in this blog post was originally published on JacksonLewis.

Connecticut’s “An Act Concerning the Disclosure of Salary Range for a Vacant Position,” which goes into effect on October 1, 2021, imposes new requirements on Connecticut employers to disclose the wage range for vacant positions to both job applicants and existing employees.

The new law also extends the prohibition on sex-based compensation discrimination to comparable as opposed to equal work.

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Topics: Good hiring practices, Employer hot topics, employer compliance, hiring process, salary history question

Louisiana's New Fair Chance Law Went into Effect August 1, 2021

Posted by Johnna Leeds

Aug 13, 2021 9:31:50 AM

Effective August 1, 2021, Louisiana joined the growing list of states and localities with “Fair Chance” laws by enacting its own law restricting an employer’s consideration of criminal history in hiring decisions.

What Louisiana Employers Need to Know

1) Unless otherwise provided by law, Louisiana now prohibits employers (those with 20 or more employees in the state) from considering an arrest record or a charge that did not result in a conviction if the information was received in the course of a background check.

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Topics: Data Facts blog, EEOC, Employer hot topics, employer compliance, Fair Chance Act, Second Chance Law, Louisiana, consideration of criminal history

New "Second Chance Law" Passed in Arizona

Posted by Tammy Henry

Jul 7, 2021 1:00:00 PM

On April 1, 2021, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed into law House Bill (H.B.) 2067. This amends Arizona Revised Statute (A.R.S.) Section 13-905 to allow the courts to issue an order for a “Certificate of Second Chance” for individuals “whose judgment of guilt is set aside” after a criminal conviction. H.B. 2067 allows individuals who receive a Certificate of Second Chance the opportunity to apply for and obtain occupational licenses in Arizona, and provides some additional protections to employers, among other provisions. The new law takes effect on August 27, 2021.

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Topics: Employer hot topics, background checks, employer compliance, Arizona, Second Chance Law

When Social Media Screening Works...and When It Doesn't

Posted by Susan McCullah

Mar 25, 2021 9:30:00 AM

 

 

Employers are increasingly turning to social media profiles to screen their job candidates. And why not? If the individual shares posts, tweets, and photos of themselves, why shouldn’t hiring managers tap into those to build a clearer picture and form opinions about them during the hiring process?

Applicants may share information on their favorite social media channel that would valuable for a company to know BEFORE they hire them.

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Topics: social media screening, social media, Employer hot topics, employer compliance, background screening process

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

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

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

Filling Seats: How to Counteract Boomers’ Exits

Posted by Susan McCullah

Nov 5, 2020 12:25:54 PM

For decades, the Baby Boomers have been the primary workforce in every industry across the United States. At 75 million strong, they are a powerhouse of experience and talent. However, roughly half of them are already retired and many other ones have their eyes on doing so within the next decade. This generation holds important jobs and their exits from the workforce could impact several industries-healthcare, transportation, and manufacturing specifically-negatively and create a long-term skills gap.

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Topics: Older workers, Baby Boomers, Employer hot topics

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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.