All Items: Preemployment Screening

  • Drug and Alcohol Testing

    Date:
    June 1, 2017

    It is important for an employer to know what it can and cannot do when it comes to drug and alcohol testing. XpertHR offers a number of tools and resources to help.

  • Disciplining Marijuana Use in the Workplace: New How To Added

    Date:
    January 24, 2017

    A resource that guides employers on how to discipline misconduct related to marijuana use has been added. Contradictory laws across federal and state jurisdictions have complicated these types of employment decisions.

  • Trump Administration: What to Expect

    Date:
    November 14, 2016

    Employers should prepare for the possibility of developments in a variety of areas, including health benefits, unions, wage and hour, regulatory reform, immigration, maternity leave and onsite childcare, and equal employment opportunity.

  • Philadelphia Broadly Expands Ban the Box Law: Employment Law Manual Updated

    Date:
    January 4, 2016

    Effective March 14, 2016, Philadelphia's "ban the box" ordinance will expand to cover all employers in the city regardless of size. In addition, the amended law will prohibit employers from asking about an applicant's criminal history or conducting a background check until a conditional employment offer has been made.

  • GINA

    Date:
    August 19, 2014
  • Background Checks

    Date:
    July 29, 2014

    An employer's use of background checks raises many compliance issues, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act; the state "ban the box" trend that prevent employers from asking criminal history questions on initial job applications; and ensuring background checks do not discriminate against minority job applicants.

  • Ban the Box

    Date:
    July 3, 2014

    One of the fastest-moving trends in employment law involves the plethora of "ban the box" laws that have sprouted up in a dozen states and more than 60 municipalities. These laws make it illegal to include criminal history questions on initial job applications.

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Editor's Choice: HR Guidance concerning federal and state legal requirements on the screening and testing of job applicants.