Monthly Archives: March 2015

Background Checks: What Employers Need to Know

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

If you plan to use consumer reports (or employment background checks) to make employment decisions like hiring, promotion, reassignment and retention, be aware that you must be in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Read on to learn what that entails. Compliance needs to occur at all stages of the consumer reports… Read More »

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11th Circuit Update: Discrimination, Whistleblower

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Claude R. Short v. Mando American Corporation, _____F.3d _____ (11th Cir. February 27, 2015). Brief Summary: This is an employment discrimination case brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), 42 U.S.C. § 2000 et seq., 42 U.S.C. § 1981 (§ 1981), and state tort law. The case involved… Read More »

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8 Steps to Take to Get a Promotion

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

While working hard and generating results may eventually earn you that coveted promotion, there are other ways to speed the process along. Learn what proactive steps you should be taking to ensure career advancement. Demonstrate a strong capacity for growth. Identify 3-4 areas in your work that will enable you to grow in your… Read More »

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Employers: What You Need to Know about HIPAA Compliance

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

With the possibility of facing staggering fines for violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, organizations are well advised to fully understand HIPAA’s privacy and security rules and what is required of them. Which employers have to comply with HIPAA? Employers that sponsor one or more self-insured, HIPAA-covered group health plans—group… Read More »

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President Obama: In Favor of Expanding Overtime Laws

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

In March 2014, President Obama issued the Labor Secretary an executive order to rewrite the overtime exemption rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). With these new rules on the immediate horizon, it is important to know what is likely to change and what critics and proponents are saying. The two main changes… Read More »

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