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3 Key Benefits of Integrating Your ATS and Background Screening Process

Today’s job market is a competitive landscape, and prospective employees can be lost to tedious and long pre-employment screening processes. HR professionals know that to stay competitive, compliant and efficient, they need technologies that make new hire onboarding a painless process for both the HR professional and the applicant. Integrating your Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

By |2018-11-08T08:41:36+00:00November 8th, 2018|Technology|Comments Off on 3 Key Benefits of Integrating Your ATS and Background Screening Process

OSHA Issues Clarification of its Position on Post-Incident Drug Testing

By Katie Robinson, ESS Corporate Counsel On October 11, 2018, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued a Standard Interpretation Memorandum clarifying its position on post-incident drug testing under 29 C.F.R. § 1904.35(b)(1)(iv).1 The new opinion relaxes OSHA’s previously adopted guidelines for post-injury testing, which, as readers of our 2016 article2 may remember,

By |2018-11-07T16:27:19+00:00November 7th, 2018|Legal Updates|Comments Off on OSHA Issues Clarification of its Position on Post-Incident Drug Testing

Birmingham based Employment Screening Services Adds Legal Expertise

Employment Screening Services (“ESS”) welcomes Katie Robinson to their in-house legal and compliance team.  Graduating in the top 15% of her class at the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, Robinson joined ESS immediately after sitting for the Alabama State Bar Exam.  “As expected, Katie quickly passed the State Bar and has already started

By |2018-10-30T09:49:47+00:00October 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Birmingham based Employment Screening Services Adds Legal Expertise

October 27 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has declared Saturday, October 27 as National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The semi-annual event aims to provide a safe method of disposal for unused prescription drug medication. In light of the recent and growing opioid epidemic in the United States, this day is now more critical than ever. Studies

By |2018-10-26T17:06:29+00:00October 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on October 27 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The EEOC Continues to Evaluate Employers’ Background Screening Policies

By Todd Higey, ESS General Counsel & Katie Robinson, ESS Corporate Counsel The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced on September 24, 2018, that the agency finalized a voluntary settlement agreement with the well-known furniture company, Rooms To Go. This agreement is the result of allegations of racial discrimination against the company, which were

By |2018-11-07T13:26:06+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Background Screening, Compliance, Human Resources, Legal Updates|Comments Off on The EEOC Continues to Evaluate Employers’ Background Screening Policies

Honoring Founder, President & CEO Sheila Benson During National Business Women’s Week

It’s National Women’s Business Week, a celebration of the contributions of working women and employers who support working women. As the company of a female entrepreneur, this nationally recognized event is close to our hearts and to celebrate, we are highlighting our Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sheila Benson. At age 24, Sheila Benson

By |2018-10-18T16:24:31+00:00October 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Honoring Founder, President & CEO Sheila Benson During National Business Women’s Week

ESS General Counsel Todd Higey to Speak at HR Southwest Conference

Todd Higey, General Counsel for Employment Screening Services (ESS), has been invited to speak at the upcoming HR Southwest Conference in Dallas. Powered by DallasHR, an affiliate chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), HR Southwest is recognized as the official State of Texas SHRM conference and as one of the nation’s largest

By |2018-10-11T14:36:04+00:00October 11th, 2018|Company News, Industry news, Legal Updates|Comments Off on ESS General Counsel Todd Higey to Speak at HR Southwest Conference

Federal Court Finds that a Company’s Refusal to Hire a Medical Marijuana User Violates Connecticut State Law

By Katie Robinson, ESS Corporate Counsel A federal court in Connecticut issued a land-mark order on September 5, 2018.  The order granted a motion for Summary Judgment filed by the plaintiff in Noffsinger v. SSC Niantic Operating Company, LLC, d/b/a Bride Brook Nursing & Rehab Center (Bride Brook).1 The court’s order declared that Bride Brook

By |2018-09-20T16:21:32+00:00September 20th, 2018|Drug Testing, Legal Updates|Comments Off on Federal Court Finds that a Company’s Refusal to Hire a Medical Marijuana User Violates Connecticut State Law

ESS Teams Up with The Joe Lockett Show to Help Area Teachers

Did you know that the average teacher spends nearly $500 out-of-pocket for supplies in their classroom? This is why Employment Screening Services is partnering with radio host Joe Lockett of The Joe Lockett Show on WYDE 101.1 in Birmingham to collect school supplies to help area teachers stock up their classrooms! Items we are collecting

By |2018-08-13T16:04:37+00:00August 13th, 2018|Company News|Comments Off on ESS Teams Up with The Joe Lockett Show to Help Area Teachers

South Carolina’s Expansion of its Criminal History Expungement Laws and the Effect Changes Will Have on Employers

By Katie Robinson – Corporate Counsel South Carolina recently enacted legislation to amend its current criminal history expungement laws, which work to allow individuals with certain criminal convictions to have the conviction completely removed from their criminal record after a certain period of time has passed, assuming the person was not convicted of any additional

By |2018-08-09T14:37:44+00:00August 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on South Carolina’s Expansion of its Criminal History Expungement Laws and the Effect Changes Will Have on Employers