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A Quick Look into New York’s and California’s Fair Chance Employment Laws

Even though New York’s Correction Law Article 23-A has been on the books since 1976, many employers are still unaware of how the law affects their ability to make employment decisions based on applicants’ criminal histories.1  On the other hand, California’s Fair Chance Act only recently took effect in January of 2018, which means employers

By |2019-04-16T09:37:54-05:00April 16th, 2019|Compliance, Legal Updates|Comments Off on A Quick Look into New York’s and California’s Fair Chance Employment Laws

ESS General Counsel Todd Higey to Speak at HR Houston Gulf Coast Symposium

HR Houston, an affiliate chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), has invited Todd Higey, General Counsel for Employment Screening Services (ESS), to be a speaker at its upcoming Gulf Coast Symposium on HR Issues. The invitation marks the third consecutive year Higey has been selected as a session speaker for the Symposium,

By |2019-04-09T11:09:24-05:00April 10th, 2019|Industry news, Tradeshows|Comments Off on ESS General Counsel Todd Higey to Speak at HR Houston Gulf Coast Symposium

ESS Announces Integration with Workday HR Platform

We are proud to announce an integration with Workday, a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. The bi-directional integration provides a seamless flow between Workday’s enterprise software and an extensive suite of background screening solutions offered by ESS.  The connection helps Human Resources professionals drive efficiencies, customize specific background screening packages,

By |2019-03-25T11:03:10-05:00April 4th, 2019|Company News, Technology|Comments Off on ESS Announces Integration with Workday HR Platform

Age Discrimination and the Theory of Disparate Impact

By Katie L. Robinson, ESS Corporate Counsel   On January 23, 2019, the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued an opinion affirming the dismissal of an ADEA1 claim for disparate impact.2  In this opinion, the Seventh Circuit found that the cause of action for disparate impact under the ADEA is available only to

By |2019-04-02T08:40:38-05:00April 2nd, 2019|Compliance, Legal Updates|Comments Off on Age Discrimination and the Theory of Disparate Impact

The News at Six v. Pre-Employment Background Checks

We see it in the news all the time, someone is a suspect in a high-profile crime and almost immediately news outlets are reporting their prior criminal records and their employment history. Suddenly, everyone is asking how did this person ever get a job? The answer is simple. Media outlets don’t have to worry about

By |2019-03-13T10:33:39-05:00March 26th, 2019|Background Screening|Comments Off on The News at Six v. Pre-Employment Background Checks

Oral Fluid Lab Testing: Webinar on April 17

Oral fluid laboratory testing is on the rise in employment drug testing. Oral fluid tests are efficient, easily collected, and help decrease the likelihood of deception. Thinking of adding oral fluid laboratory testing to your screening program? Join Scott Kitchens, ESS Vice President of Drug Testing and Health Services, for a webinar covering what you

By |2019-03-20T09:30:10-05:00March 20th, 2019|Drug Testing|Comments Off on Oral Fluid Lab Testing: Webinar on April 17

The Most Important Way to Protect Your Small Business

Think of all the things you do as a business owner to protect your livelihood – you have the correct insurance policies, an operating license, and a security system. One of the simplest things you can do to safeguard your business is screen your employees. So why don’t you? Small business owners often think a

By |2019-03-04T12:01:19-05:00March 18th, 2019|Background Screening|Comments Off on The Most Important Way to Protect Your Small Business

Social Media Profiles Gain Attention in Pre-Employment Screening

When it comes to workplace safety and reputation management, pre-employment background checks and drug testing have long been proven effective tools.  However, reviewing a candidate’s social media presence can enhance traditional screening methods and provide valuable insight that should be considered in the hiring process – especially in today’s environment when social media behavior can

By |2019-03-04T11:47:11-05:00March 14th, 2019|Background Screening|Comments Off on Social Media Profiles Gain Attention in Pre-Employment Screening

A Summary of Massachusetts’s Revised Ban-the-Box Law

By Katie L. Robinson, ESS Corporate Counsel During a reformation of its employment discrimination laws in 2010, Massachusetts enacted its first ban-the-box law to discourage employers from asking potential employees about their criminal history during the hiring process. Consequently, Massachusetts applicants have enjoyed a significant degree of protection against discrimination for having criminal records. Effective

By |2019-03-07T19:51:37-05:00March 7th, 2019|Legal Updates|Comments Off on A Summary of Massachusetts’s Revised Ban-the-Box Law

Minimize Your ATS Integration Hurdles

Technology is a major time-saver, especially when it comes to searching for the best new candidate. Integrating your Applicant Tracking System (ATS) with your background screening provider may seem intimidating on the surface, but it is a much-needed step that can make your hiring search more efficient. Having a realistic picture of the integration process

By |2019-03-10T15:40:07-05:00March 5th, 2019|Technology|Comments Off on Minimize Your ATS Integration Hurdles