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AI in Employment: Rising Adoption and Regulations

Over recent years, the adoption of various technological tools, including artificial intelligence (AI), has surged in hiring, monitoring work performance, and determining salaries and raises. Employers are increasingly turning to AI due to its numerous advantages, such as streamlining hiring and evaluation processes, enhancing efficiency and accuracy, and reducing costs. However, using AI also presents …

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The Green Divide: Cannabis Legalization and Workplace Challenges in 2024

As of 2024, significant changes have occurred in the United States regarding cannabis regulations, as the majority of states have developed their own sets of rules governing its employment-related usage. These regulations are diverse and reflect the varying perspectives on cannabis legalization throughout the nation. Despite progress made on a state-by-state basis, individuals with legitimate …

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Pay Transparency Laws, Trends, and Employer Guidance

What is Pay Transparency? Pay transparency laws refer to legislation or regulations that require employers to disclose information about employee compensation, including salaries, wages, and benefits. These laws are designed to promote greater openness and fairness in the workplace by providing employees with access to information about how their pay compares to that of their …

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Resume’s Uncovered

Fact vs Fiction In a competitive job market, the pressure to stand out can drive individuals to exaggerate accomplishments, skills, or even fabricate experiences. Unfortunately, embellishing experiences and qualifications on a resume is becoming more common. While embellishing qualifications may seem like a common practice, it poses significant risks both for the individuals involved and …

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Ensuring Workplace Safety: Continuous Monitoring and Evolving Criminal Records

In today’s fast-paced business environment, ensuring workplace safety is more crucial than ever. Safeguard your team and organization with continuous background and drug screening strategies. Pre-employment Screening Conducting background checks prior to hiring is crucial because they serve as a vital means of ensuring comprehensive insights into a candidate’s history, allowing employers to make well-informed …

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The Employer Patchwork Puzzle

Unraveling Complex Compliance Issues Amid the Texas Regulatory Consistency Act The compliance landscape for employers has become increasingly challenging. As they navigate the intricate web of federal, state, city, and county laws, various new laws and regulations, such as privacy laws, fair chance initiatives, salary history restrictions, and marijuana laws continue to be passed across …

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A Foggy Path: Increasing Marijuana Laws, Surging Positivity Rates, and Resulting Workplace Ambiguity

It’s probably no surprise that as marijuana laws continue to sweep through various states from coast to coast, employers are finding increased marijuana use among their employees. The struggle to find the balance between constantly evolving laws and maintaining a drug free workplace rages on. These challenges don’t merely rest with hiring, though. They also …

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Employer Incentives for Providing Second Chances

President Biden recently issued a proclamation declaring April 2023 as Second Chance Month. In it, he called upon all government officials, educators, volunteers, and the people of the United States overall to observe the month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities. According to the Proclamation, our justice system should “be based on the simple premise that …

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