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How Employee Background Verification Impacts the Culture of an Organisation

With the anticipation of India as one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, the need for background verification checks has increased after one individual was found to have falsified his resume. The hiring company has faced an increase in workplace crimes of theft, sexual harassment and other types of concern. One individual, for instance, was found […]


Joint Press Statement from Secretary Ross and Commissioner Jourova on the Privacy Shield Review

Officials from across the United States government, the European Commission and the European Union (EU) data protection authorities recently met to conduct the first annual review of the EU-U.S Privacy Shield framework. The review examined commercial and national security-related matters, as well as broader U.S. legal developments. Since its establishment in 2016, more than 2,400 […]


As Privacy Shield Interest Increases, Organizations Await Review Results

The first annual review of the Privacy Shield framework was held this month. A marked increase in organizations saying they are already using or intend to use the Privacy Shield framework has been noted. The review revealed a 10% increase, up from just 34%, saying they will transfer personal data from the European Union (EU) […]


GDPR Awareness: 1 in 5 Businesses Claim a Fine Wouldn’t Bother Them

Trend Micro has revealed through a recent survey that C-suite executives are not as serious about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as they should be. The GDPR will take effect in May 2018 and the study has found that about 67 percent of businesses are unaware of the extent of GDPR fines, such as […]


Number of Employers Using Social Media to Screen Candidates at All-Time High, Finds Latest CareerBuilder Study

According to a national survey conducted on behalf of CareerBuilder by Harris Poll has revealed that 57 percent of employees are less likely to interview a candidate they can’t find online, while 54 percent have decided not to hire a candidate based on their social media profiles. Applicants should consider these statistics when posting pictures […]


Delaware Joins Bandwagon Prohibiting Salary History Inquiries

In December, the state of Delaware will begin prohibiting employers from inquiring about the salary history of job applicants. An employer is not liable for an agent’s actions in contravention of the law if it informs the agent of these statutory requirements. He or she still may discuss and negotiate compensation, provided that there is […]


Business Group Files Amended Complaint in Lawsuit Challenging Philadelphia Wage History Law

The Philadelphia Wage History Ordinance, scheduled to take effect in May, has been subject to a federal court stay pending resolution of a lawsuit for a preliminary injunction brought by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia. The Ordinance prohibits employers in Philadelphia from inquiring about the wage history of prospective employees. It also includes […]


Real Estate Agent Accused in Killings Prompts New Law

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster recently signed a bill into law that will require those who sell or manage property in the state to undergo a background check to renew their license. The law, which will go into effect in 2020, was prompted by last November’s arrest of a real estate agent accused of killing […]


Protecting Your Valuables

The increase in background check-related lawsuits has caused class action attorneys and federal agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) to step up their vigilance. With millions of dollars in settlements, the risk of committing legal violations when conducting background screenings is expected to be on the rise, as well. In order to […]


HR Open Standards Answers HR Data Protection Concerns with HR-JSON Data Protection Standard

According to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), the number of companies experiencing data breaches is at an all-time high. The release of the HR Open Standards Data Protection schema is anticipated by those who wish to comply with the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This schema will guide organizations in handling Personally […]




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