Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A temporary staffing agency will pay $435,000 to settle a race and national origin discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that claimed the company illegally granted placement preferences to Hispanic Temps over African American Temps, the EEOC has announced.Continue reading "Temporary Staffing Agency to Pay $435,000 to Settle EEOC Race Discrimination Suit"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A staffing company has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit that claims the firm allegedly violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when obtaining background checks on job applicants, according to a TopClassActions.com report.Continue reading "Staffing Company Settles FCRA Class Action Lawsuit"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A judge in Washington state has denied a motion of summary judgement filed by Amazon.com and a staffing company in a class action lawsuit claiming the online retail giant violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), according to a TopClassActions.com report.Continue reading "Amazon Motion of Summary Judgement Denied in FCRA Lawsuit"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The dangers of lawsuits against employers for the actions of their staffing vendors may have increased with the August 27, 2015 decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in a case where the definition of a “joint” employer was expanded by holding that the ability …Continue reading "New NLRB Joint Employer Standard Could Increase Liability for Acts of Staffing Vendors"
Written By Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder & CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) In a class action lawsuit filed in federal court in Seattle on April 7, 2015, a major national online retailer and a staffing firm that provides workers have been sued in a class action lawsuit alleging that the defendants failed to …Continue reading "Class Action Lawsuit against Major National Online Retailer Underscores Need to Comply with the FCRA"
By Lester S. Rosen, President of ESR (First published on RecruitingTrends.com) As the recession begins to slowly turn around, employers are naturally cautious about increasing the size of the workforce until it becomes clear that hiring additional full-time workers is justified. The solution traditionally has been to hire through staffing agencies so that an employer …Continue reading "Staffing Vendors, Co-employment, Background Checks, and Lawsuits"
By Les Rosen, Employment Screening Resources 2010 Trends in Screening Trend Eight: Screening will expand beyond new employees to vendors and others on premises This is another ongoing area that will heat up due to the recession. In a recovery period, employers typically turn to temporary employees before committing themselves to full-time hires. However, under the …Continue reading "Screening expands beyond new employees to vendors and others on premises"
A recent article in the SHRM 2008 Staffing Management Library underscores the need to screen even temporary hires.Â Although many employers have well thought-out programs for their regular employees, temporary employees from staffing firms, 1099 workers or vendors pose similar risks.Â The article explained why screening temporary employees is critical, and offers suggestions on how …Continue reading "Screening Vendors and Temporary Workers"