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COVID-19 Testing for Businesses

As businesses are trying to return to the new normal and bring employees back into the workplace, some things may look different. Covid-19 testing organized and sponsored by employers to confirm that workers are either not infected with or are immune to COVID-19 may be the most effective tool to gradually relax social distancing measures [...]

By | July 28th, 2020|Blog, Employer Resources|0 Comments

Ban the Box Passed in Suffolk County, NY

The Ban the Box movement continues to expand throughout the country. Suffolk County, NY voted to join the Ban the Box movement beginning August 25th of 2020. This legislature will prohibit employers located within Suffolk County with 15 or more employees from inquiring about applicants’ prior criminal convictions during the application process. The law broadly [...]

By | July 14th, 2020|Employer Resources|Comments Off on Ban the Box Passed in Suffolk County, NY

Happy 4th of July!

From all of us at Essential Screens, have a safe and happy 4th of July!

By | July 2nd, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Happy 4th of July!

NYC Bans Marijuana and THC Job Applicant Testing

Due to the recent passing of a bill by the New York City Council, most employers in New York City will no longer be able test job applicants for marijuana and THC use. This law impacts employers, employment agencies and labor organizations. This will affect public and private employers in the city, including any company [...]

By | June 23rd, 2020|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on NYC Bans Marijuana and THC Job Applicant Testing

Decrease Turnover and Improve Your Hires with Background Checks

Background checks may seem like an easy choice for most employers, however, the benefit of screening applicants may far extend what even they previously thought. Many workplace issues can be reduced with a quality hire, including: turnover, accidents, absenteeism and theft/fraud. Implementing a background screening program at your company will help you address these hiring [...]

By | June 9th, 2020|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Decrease Turnover and Improve Your Hires with Background Checks

Critical Background Screening Tips

Performing background checks is an outstanding resource for employers looking to make an informed hiring decision. You will gain insight into an applicant’s work history, habits, and performance. Using background checks will reduce your risk, but you do need to exercise screening with caution and consistency. That is why an experienced Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA) [...]

By | May 26th, 2020|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Critical Background Screening Tips

How to Get Quick and Successful Verifications

If you are in need of verifying new employees past work history or education history, we have some tips to help make the process as smooth and timely as possible. Provide as much information as possible with the search request. The full employer or school name, city and state information, candidate name used at the [...]

By | May 12th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on How to Get Quick and Successful Verifications

Avoid Employee Theft with these Steps

A survey conducted by a University of Cincinnati criminal researcher found that 64 percent of small business owners reported experiencing employee theft. The theft of cash was the most common and the amount varied from $5 to $2 million. Eighteen percent was theft of product, 8 percent was theft of tools, 6 percent was theft [...]

By | April 28th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Avoid Employee Theft with these Steps

Working for Change for Tomorrow – COVID-19

Sometimes it takes the unimaginable to identify our areas that need improvement and further strategic planning.   Due to courthouse closures across the US, limited staff availability and inaccessibility, our company and industry have had to review how we operate. To this end, Essential Screens, along with the other members of our professional organization, are taking [...]

By | April 15th, 2020|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on Working for Change for Tomorrow – COVID-19

DOT Employees and CBD Products

The recent Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, Pub. L. 115-334 (Farm Bill), has removed hemp from the definition of Marijuana under the Controlled Substance Act. Products derived from hemp with a concentration of up to .3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the primary psychoactive component of marijuana, are not controlled substances. Any product with a concentration [...]

By | April 7th, 2020|Blog, Employer Resources|Comments Off on DOT Employees and CBD Products
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