As a hiring manager, you know well that employment screening is one of the most effective ways to help you determine if an applicant is the right fit for your company. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, 87% of companies rely on background checks for hiring decisions. Although the benefits of pre-employment screening include an increase in employee quality and a decrease in liabilities, the advantages of pre-employment screening are short lived. As Ryan Green points out in his article, “employees with inclinations towards activities that violate company policy rely on the fact that their job will stop looking into their background once they are hired.” The solution? Annual background checks.
Effective December 1, 2016 a new change to labor laws will go into effect that directly affects salary exempt employees across the United States. To learn how this change might affect you and your business, review this helpful infographic originally provided by the legal professionals at Seyfarth Shaw LLP.
This article was originally published on October 7, 2015 by Seyfarth Shaw, LLP
Yesterday, October 6, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Fair Pay Act, which media observers have called the nation’s most aggressive equal pay law. The Fair Pay Act will be effective January 1, 2016 for employers with California-based employees.
How Does This Law Differ From Current Laws Addressing Pay Discrimination?