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A Brave Future World: Using Social Media to Find and Screen Employees

From guest writer, Brian Lamoureux, Esq., Partner at Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC “Hi, Brian – Please see this tweet sent by someone we were just about to hire. I can comfortably state that we do not want to hire him because of this vulgar tweet. Can we decide not to hire him because …

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Social Media in Hiring: “TMI” “OMG” or “FYI”?!

In our technologically advanced world, it is not surprising that employers take advantage of social media to recruit and hire potential employees. Many employers have turned to social media as a way to screen and monitor the behavior of both potential and current employees. From gaining insight into the type of person a candidate is, …

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Big Win for Employers- EEOC v. Kaplan Higher Education Corp

April 10, 2014 On April 9, 2014, a federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s lawsuit against Kaplan Higher Education Corporation. The lawsuit between the EEOC and Kaplan has been lengthy and drawn out. In December 2010, the EEOC sued Kaplan in federal district court in Ohio, claiming that Kaplan’s …

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NY Correction Law Article 23-A compliance reminder in light of Attorney General’s recent crackdown

March 14, 2014 The New York Attorney General announced agreements with four background check agencies to end illegal hiring practices. The agreements prohibit disqualification of applicants with criminal convictions and require agencies to defer hiring decisions to the employers, who are required to provide individualized consideration under NY state law. Hire Image does not adjudicate …

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– UPDATE – Going Green: More States Introduce Medical Marijuana Regulations and Laws

The following is an update to our February 24, 2014 blog post  (see below) Back in February, we reported on two cases involving employee medical marijuana usage for which the California and Washington Supreme Courts ruled in favor of the employer. There are two other pending medical marijuana cases which bear watching, as the outcomes …

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