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Are Technological Advancements and AI Creating Instances of Disability Discrimination?

The ADA and the Impact of Using AI in Employment-Related Decisions The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued a technical assistance document (TA) addressing how existing ADA requirements may apply to the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in employment-related decision making. The TA discusses how using these technologically advanced …

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Background check

The Background on Background Check Costs

One of the many big decisions employers make is hiring a new employee. And, just like other big decisions, it can cost a significant amount of time and money if it is not done correctly. Many employers consider one of the best ways to maximize the chances of hiring correctly …

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Workplace Drug Positivity Rates Reach a Two-Decade ‘High’ (Pun Intended)

Issues surrounding drug use in relation to the workplace have plagued employers for decades. Unfortunately, circumstances surrounding an employee’s possession, use, and impairment are nothing new. In their unending efforts, employers struggle in an attempt to keep employees and customers safe, while complying with various laws that seemingly change daily. …

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What is a Pre-employment Drug Test?

A pre-employment drug test is one that is required by employers as a condition of hire. Through the test, employers can determine if a job applicant uses illegal drugs. Oftentimes, and as permitted by state law, an offer of employment is contingent on the applicant passing this drug test. Drug …

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Do You Know Who You’re Hiring?

Decreasing Accountability and Increasing Restrictive Laws May Mean You Don’t Even though the circumstances vary, the tragic stories playing out in the media seemingly have no end. With news reports from Florida to Minnesota to California and everywhere in between, one constant remains—the perpetrators each possessed long criminal histories. In …

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How Long Do Background Checks Take?

The short answer … it depends. There are, of course, many different types of background checks. And while each type has somewhat of a “typical” turnaround time, they are all contingent on: the amount of information included, various source limitations, and a patchwork of legal requirements. Some background check reports …

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