Category: Wolfe Branding

Federal Judge Halts OSHA Rule on Post Accident Drug Testing

Federal Judge David Russell, District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, on Tuesday July 11 helped the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) drive a stake through the heart of OSHA’s much maligned injury and illness reporting rule while the agency considers whether to undo all or part of the regulation. This now barred […]

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Your Applicant’s Resume: Fact or Fiction?

Recently a group of reporters and editors from the student newspaper at a Pittsburg high school found the credentials of their new high school’s head principal weren’t up to par. Their weeks-long investigation has earned the students praise in the national media and has caused the hiring committee some embarrassment. In the student’s research, they […]

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Are You Mishandling Consumer Information?

Have you heard of the Disposal Rule? If you handle applicant data, especially consumer reports from background screens, you should know that how you dispose of such information matters…a lot. If you handle sensitive information, it’s your responsibility to protect the privacy of the applicant and reduce the risk of fraud and identity theft. The Disposal […]

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How a Hiring Technicality Can Land Companies in Court

A slew of lawsuits has been filed lately against companies accused of violating FCRA in their hiring processes. The most recent company to join that list is Starbucks Corp. for a violation in its adverse action process. A Colorado man named Jonathan Rosario filed a class action lawsuit against Starbucks after being denied a job […]

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Is Drug Addiction and Abuse Effecting Your Bottom Line?

What are Illicit Drugs It’s one of those “ticking time bombs.” If you have substance abusers in your employ, it truly is only a matter of time before you see the impact on your business. And it’s not as uncommon as you might think – 70% of illicit drug users are holding down a full-time […]

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Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) Are Back!

Last week the 21st Century Cures Act was signed into law and effective January 1, 2017. Among many things from a moonshot cure for cancer to funding for substance abuse, the Act allows small employers of less than 50 employees, and who do not offer a group heath care plan, to once again offer Health […]

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Background Screening in the “Gig Economy”

By 2020 an estimated 40 percent of the workforce will fall into the category of freelance work according to a recent Intuit study. Some of this increase is attributed to traditional employers hiring more contractors, but also to new app-driven companies like Uber and Lyft that hire thousands of drivers every year. With so many […]

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