Cautionary Note for Kentucky Employers Regarding Arbitration Agreements

Many employers have most likely read recent references about the use of arbitration agreements with employees. The use of such agreements may be a nationwide trend (the Economic Policy Institute reports that 56% of non-union private-sector employees are subject to mandatory individual arbitration procedures). However, employers in Kentucky must take note of a Kentucky Supreme [...]

By |2019-02-11T10:13:41-05:00February 11th, 2019|Business Ownership, Human Resources|Comments Off on Cautionary Note for Kentucky Employers Regarding Arbitration Agreements

EEOC’S POSITION ON CRIMINAL BACKGROUND SCREENING

A RECENT CASE SHOULD SERVE TO REMIND EMPLOYERS ABOUT THE EEOC’S POSITION ON CRIMINAL BACKGROUND SCREENING The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Rooms To Go, a large furniture retailer, reached a voluntary conciliation agreement in September to resolve allegations of race discrimination raised by an unsuccessful black applicant whose offer of employment [...]

By |2018-10-19T09:45:40-04:00October 22nd, 2018|Business Ownership, Human Resources|Comments Off on EEOC’S POSITION ON CRIMINAL BACKGROUND SCREENING

Pre-employment assessments or tests: potential traps for the unwary employer

Some employers utilize a test or assessment tool in an attempt to predict how well an applicant might perform in an open position. Employers should be aware that there are a number of potential legal pitfalls surrounding the use of such tests, which are beyond the scope of this article. However, one example is a [...]

By |2017-11-10T14:14:07-05:00November 14th, 2017|Human Resources|Comments Off on Pre-employment assessments or tests: potential traps for the unwary employer

Applicants for employment; Employers; and the dangerous FCRA

If a company requests a credit check or criminal history check on applicants for employment, it must comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act, “FCRA,” if that information is obtained from a Consumer Reporting Agency. (Any person which for monetary fees regularly engages in the practice of assembling or evaluating consumer credit or other information [...]

By |2017-10-30T13:02:33-04:00October 31st, 2017|Business Ownership, Human Resources|Comments Off on Applicants for employment; Employers; and the dangerous FCRA