Are you experiencing pandemic brain fog? This may sound funny, but the isolation of the pandemic lock down has a large number of people experiencing memory loss. In fact, research by Catherine Loveday, a cognitive neuroscience professor at the University of Westminster showed that up to 50% of people are having memory issues with things such as trying to remember words when talking.
A Michigan Supreme Court decision will make it difficult for employers to run background checks on applicants effective July 1, 2021. The court has ordered that birthdates and other personal information are to be redacted for court records.
Back in September of 2018, then Governor Rick Snyder enacted a ban-the-box law that removed questions about criminal history from Michigan’s employment application, and he encouraged private employers to do the same. This came after he signed a bill in March of the same year limiting the ability of city and county governments to enact ban-the-box laws when it comes to private employers. Indiana enacted a similar law the year before.
This is the last installment in the list of locations which have laws restricting the use of credit checks in employment decisions. Keep in mind that laws are constantly changing, and new laws can be enacted at any time.
Most employers are at least somewhat familiar with the restrictions placed on employment credit checks by California and New York City, but there are additional states and cities with restrictions on employment checks.
When requesting a background check it is important to provide complete and accurate information to your screening company to get the most accurate and timely report possible. Following is a general list of information needed to complete checks:
We are about two weeks into the new year, and if you have not already, this is a great time to do some housekeeping regarding your background forms and processes.
One of the biggest issues for newly minted supervisors and managers is that their buddies now report to them. So how does one go from buddy to supervisor? It’s common for many new supervisors or managers to forget their role and ignore the performance issues. They don’t want to rock the boat and want to keep their personal friendships.
This has been a challenging year to say the least. COVID has drastically changed our lives both at home and work. Human resources professionals have had to pivot on a dime many times over the past nine months. One of those areas is in drug testing.
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