Weekend Roundups: Daily Instant Pay with Apps and FCRA Suits Increase

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Technology has touched every aspect of the employer-employee relationship. In 2018, mobile technology will continue to have an impact with apps that allow employees to be paid daily through an app on their phones, which may increase hourly employee satisfaction. According to a new forecast, employee salaries are also expected to experience change, but only slightly. Here’s what you need to know this week:

Pay: New Service Allows U.S. Workers to Get Paid Daily Instead of Weekly

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7 Ways to Help Employees Stay Healthy

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It’s that time of year. Many of your employees have made a resolution to live a healthier lifestyle, drop some pounds, and get active in 2018. Unfortunately, on average, 80 percent of them will give up on their resolution by February. As an employer, you can still help employees stay active even after these resolutions are long forgotten by providing group fitness initiatives that help employees get active while building comradery.

Ready to get moving? Here are a seven ideas ...

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What You Need to Know About Pay Disclosure Laws—Even Outside California

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“What is your current salary or hourly wage?”

That’s a common question on job applications across the country. In California, applicants and employers have seen this question disappear from applications. With a new law (A.B. 168), California is the latest area to ban employers from asking job candidates how much they make currently or how much they have made in the past. The law took effect on January 1, 2018, and also mandated employers to provide job candidates with a pay ...

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Weekend Roundup: IRS Announcements, Recruiting on Facebook Woes, and Cybercrime

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Entering 2018, there are two concerns many human resources managers will have right away: adapting to new technology and federal tax reform’s impact on employees. The IRS has already made multiple announcements in changes for 2018. News in 2017 was full of cybercrime, and we can expect more of these headlines in the coming year. Here are a few articles to help you make sense of it all:

Standard Mileage Rates for 2018 Up from Rates for 2017

The IRS issued ...

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Weekend Roundup: Big-name Background Check Fails and DOT Opioid Updates

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It never fails—even multinational corporations with many resources at their disposal miss details, fail to comply with regulations, or simply don’t adhere to best practices. This quarter, there have been multiple background-check lawsuits in the news, namely Avis and J.P. Morgan Securities. On the drug-testing end of HR management, the Department of Transportation (DOT) made the news by updating its drug testing panel to include opioids. Let’s break down what you need to know:

 

FINRA Slams J.P. Morgan Securities Over ...

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What You Need to Know About Adverse Action

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Adverse action offers many compliance woes for HR managers. These well-intentioned regulations can add confusion and take up valuable time for those who are unfamiliar with the FCRA’s adverse action rules. Adverse action provisions have been the source of many lawsuits for employers across the U.S. With ban-the-box regulations popping up at local and state levels, navigating the employment-screening part of the hiring process can be even more cumbersome.

 

Understanding what the FCRA requires under its adverse action regulations is the ...

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Make Pre-employment Verification Screening Simple

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Education and work history is the most often falsified information given to potential employers. More than half of all employers will receive resumes with this information falsified by candidates, which can increase recruiting costs and lengthen the time it will take to select and onboard new employees.

 

In order to mitigate risk, you need to verify the qualifications of potential employees, including education, certification, employment history, reference checks, and industry-specific verifications. This is called pre-employment verification. If your company is considering ...

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How to Spot Bad Background Checks

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Bad background checks are easy to spot if you know what you’re looking for, and this is a talent that every HR manager should acquire. A subpar background check provider could be putting your company at risk financially and legally or sending you inadequate reports, which may affect your hiring decisions. There are a few factors to look out for in order to spot background checks that may contain (or leave out) pertinent information:

 

  1. Their turnaround times are fast—way too fast. ...
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