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Jul 17 2015
Hiring  

Why you should review the content of your company’s background check disclosure forms

Home Depot recently settled a class action lawsuit that alleged Home Depot violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by including, among other things, a release of liability on the form it used to disclose and authorize the running of a background check.

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Jun 03 2015
Harassment & DiscriminationHiring  

Alert: Request for religious accommodation not required, says Supreme Court

A Muslim woman who wore a head scarf when she applied for a job at an Abercrombie & Fitch clothing store didn’t have to specifically request a religious accommodation to the store’s “Look Policy,” ruled the U.S. Supreme Court.

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May 11 2015
Q&AHiring  

Designate representative to review remote employee’s I-9 documents

Question: We hired a remote worker and don’t have someone to review I-9 documents or complete the form in person; what should we do?

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Oct 30 2014
Hiring  

WASHINGTON: Overbroad, anticompetitive noncompetes are unenforceable

Three different versions of a noncompete agreement, signed by three employees hired at different times, were too harsh to be enforced, said a federal district court in Washington. The employer, which specialized in artificial insemination of livestock, sued the workers when they left to work for a competitor.

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Aug 05 2014
Hiring  

Clear documentation saves employer from age discrimination liability

Thorough documentation of job requirements recently helped an Oregon employer win an age discrimination claim.

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Jun 30 2014
Affirmative ActionHiring  

Electric company pays $1M to settle hiring discrimination claims

Following a random audit by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), federal contractor Lincoln Electric agreed to pay $1 million in back wages to African American applicants it rejected for entry level positions.

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May 14 2014
Hiring  

Register today: Tigard Form I-9 Workshop May 21st

In our I-9 workshop you will learn everything you need to know about filling out the I-9 Form accurately. We'll go through the motions in this interactive workshop including:     Filling out sample I-9 Forms,       Auditing the sample forms, and     Discussing the law and tricky situations to avoid Vigilant Employment Attorney, Lorraine Hoffman will lead this critical workshop. The federal government…

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Apr 24 2014
Hiring

Spokane Washington Form I-9 Workshop this May 15th

Join us for a hands-on, practical look at how to complete and correct the form I-9. In our I-9 workshop you will learn everything you need to know about filling out the I-9 form accurately. We'll go through the motions in this interactive workshop including: Filling out sample I-9 forms,  Auditing the sample forms,…

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