Archive | January 2011

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EEOC Turning Up the Heat on Credit Checks for Applicants!

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is turning up the heat on the use of credit histories in the hiring process.  The EEOC’s primary concern is that minority groups typically have poorer credit, and therefore the practice has a disparate impact on those groups. There is also a question of whether credit histories have any real […]

GINA wakes up!

Today, January 10, 2011, the new regulations for Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) went into effect.  GINA limits employer access to genetic infomation and prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of genetic information.

Targeting Misclassification

When the Obama administration took control in 2008, lost revenue was a major focus behind a myriad of legislation seeking to crack down on employee misclassification and discourage employers engaging in employee misclassification. The Government Accountability Office estimated that in 2006 employee misclassification cost the federal government $2.72 billion in tax revenue from Social Security, unemployment, […]

Florida’s New Governor and His Initial Executive Orders!

On January 4, 2011, Florida Governor Rick Scott kicked off his term by signing a series of Executive Orders directly impacting state contractors and Florida’s business regulatory system.  First, Executive Order 11-02, requires all agencies under the direction of the Governor to use the federal E-Verify system to verify the employment eligibility of their current and prospective […]