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When Background Screening Finds Criminal Records: Are You Making These Common Mistakes?

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According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), nine out of ten employers conduct background screening on candidates when hiring. It’s clear employers want to make safe hiring decisions. This is even more important because of the growing number of American workers that have a criminal history. In fact, the Bureau of Justice reports that almost one-third of working Americans have a criminal history on file — and this number is continuing to rise. Given these statistics, it’s inevitable you’ll find a candidate with criminal history when conducting background screening. Some risk-averse employers may make the common mistake of…

Spring Cleaning? Record Retention Guidelines to Help Clear the Clutter

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A question I am often asked is ‘How long must I maintain my payroll records?’, and the answer is; “it depends”.   Reason being is that there are many different documents that are maintained within the payroll world by a myriad of federal, state, and local agencies, and a lots of overlap.  Some people put a blanket retention policy of seven years across all documents, but in some cases as we will see, even that may not be long enough.  Namely if the records are for an active employee. Let’s take a look at the more popular forms and documents, and bring some order to…

E-I-E-I EEO – Should I Be Counting Too?

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All private employers, even Old MacDonald, who are subject to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended by the EEO Act of 1972) with 100 or more employees and have establishments located in the 50 states or DC are required to file the Standard Form 100 (aka EEO-1) on or before March 31st of each year.   This includes state and local governments, primary and secondary school systems, institutions of higher education, Indian tribes, and tax-exempt private membership clubs other than labor organizations.  Companies with centralized ownership, control, or management count all employees across all organizations to…

EEO-1 Report Deadline Extended

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) requires certain companies over a certain size to submit a report categorizing their employees by race/ethnicity, gender, and job category. This demographic survey, called the EEO-1, is due by October 30th, which gives you an additional month from the original deadline of September 30th. Companies that meet the following criteria are required to file the report: • Have 100 or more employees; or • Have fewer than 100 employees if the company is owned by or affiliated with another company and the entire enterprise employs a total of 100 or more employees; or •…