Study finds volunteers expect background checks

Excerpted from a WSAW-TV story by Hannah Borchert The start of the school year brings with it the need for volunteers, both inside and outside the classroom. “Volunteers come in with certain expectations on safety and qualification in terms of background checks and those types of things,” said Eric Spacek, Assistant Vice President of Risk […]

GroupOne’s drug testing – a powerful tool for your company!

Simply put, GroupOne’s drug testing is money in your company’s pocket. Employment drug testing is a powerful tool that provides far-reaching company benefits. Today, more than 65% of companies utilize drug testing programs. Here’s the advantages: • Drug testing programs decrease absenteeism by 50%; • Drug testing programs decrease workers’ compensation incidence rates by 50%; […]

Trends in paternity leave in the U.S.

Excerpted from a Spilman Thomas & Battle PLLC blog by Chelsea Thompson Parental leave was, once again, in the forefront of public discourse as the internet debated the appropriateness of Parag Agrawal, the CEO of Twitter, announcing his intention to take “a few weeks” off work following the birth of his second child. While much […]

Continuous employment background checks – ethical questions for HR?

The use of post-employment background checks for continuous monitoring is trending upward. With police records becoming digital, employers can oftentimes learn of an employee’s arrest soon after booking. But does the use of such technology raise ethical questions for employers, perhaps too reminiscent of George Orwell’s “Big Brother?” Today, it’s estimated 93% of companies across […]