Illinois Employers May No Longer Ask About Salary History

Illinois Employers May No Longer Ask About Salary History

Effective September 29, 2019:  Illinois employers are prohibited from: (1) screening job applicants by requiring that the wage or salary history of an applicant satisfy minimum or maximum criteria, (2) requesting a wage or salary history as a condition of: being...
Background Check Helps Convict Murderer

Background Check Helps Convict Murderer

In April, we reported that a background check helped to solve a 20-year-old cold case in Florida when a job applicant had to provide his fingerprints.  Now, a Palm Beach County jury convicted the man involved, Todd Barket, of first-degree murder and robbery and...
SAMHSA Issues New Guidelines to Now Include Oral Fluid Testing

SAMHSA Issues New Guidelines to Now Include Oral Fluid Testing

Effective January 1, 2020:  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), recently established guidelines to include oral fluid specimens in the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal...

Social Media Searches Continue to Rise

Employers and prospective employees are using social media more and more when recruiting or looking for employment, respectively. According to a recent survey, 70% of employers are now using social media. This represents a significant increase from the 22% who did so...