Monthly Archives: January 2012

Drug Tests: What You Need to Know

The purpose of employee testing is to provide an employer with a means to predict how well an individual will perform on the job. Hiring the wrong people can prove to be an expensive proposition over time because selection errors … Continue reading

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Employers Be Aware: I-9 Audits on the Rise

The past years have seen a steady increase in enforcing employment verification in workplaces with the rise of I-9 audits and workplace raids. More recently, a La Jolla, California bakery, along with its owner and manager, were sentenced in federal court … Continue reading

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Georgia based Rug Manufacturer in Settlement Talks with Department of Justice for Document Abuse

The Justice Department’s December 30, 2011 announcement of its negotiation of a settlement with small Georgia rug manufacturer shows all businesses run big risks for violating Federal Civil Rights and other employment discrimination laws. The Justice Department announced on December 30th that the firm has agreed to pay … Continue reading

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Do Social Media Check: The Right Way

One of the most content-rich sources for background information today is social media. Its expanding presence in our daily lives makes it natural place to search for information on its 800 million users. Moreover the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has … Continue reading

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Pepsi Beverages to pay over 3 million dollars in racial bias case

Pepsi Beverages Co. will pay $3.1 million to settle federal charges of race discrimination for using criminal background checks to screen out job applicants — even if they weren’t convicted of a crime. The settlement announced Wednesday with the Equal … Continue reading

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Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER)

The United States Judiciary implemented a program called “Pacer” (“Public Access to Court Electronic Records”), to provide users with public access to case and docket information from Federal Appellate, District and Bankruptcy courts. Pacer offers user-friendly federal case information to … Continue reading

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Tennessee to begin E-Verify from Jan 1st 2012

The Tennessee Lawful Employment Act shall take effect January 1, 2012 , and requires employers to obtain lawful resident verification information consistent with federal employer requirements under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.Signed into law by Governor Bill Haslam … Continue reading

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Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Virginia Based Ship Repair Company

The Justice Department announced today that it reached a settlement with a Virginia based ship repair company who were found to have engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination by imposing unnecessary and additional documentary requirements on work-authorized non-U.S. … Continue reading

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