Gordon Basichis's Blog – April 2011 Archive (4)

The Importance of Civil Records Background Checks When Hiring Senior Executives

There are notable issues where you latest recruit, the bright candidate with stellar skill sets and a clear background check appears the excellent candidate for middle management or the upper executive level.  This employment candidate is bright, articulate, and he has wonderful presentation skills.   He is charming and well connected, networked forever and an excellent prospect for your company.

But then, several months later, it is discovered that he is the the defendant in several…

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Added by Gordon Basichis on April 24, 2011 at 4:00am — No Comments

Employment Screening and Sealed or Expunged Criminal Records

When conducting county criminal background checks for employment screening purposes, be aware that you, the employer, are hnot suppose3d to consider sealed or expunged records.   This would seem simple t first, as sealed or expunged records should not be returned to you.  

But, like with many things, it is not always as clear cut as it first appears.Sometimes when conducting background checks for clients we will find that records show that a record has been sealed.  Or there is a…

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Added by Gordon Basichis on April 18, 2011 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

When States Allow Employees to Bring Firearms to Work

There are certain news stories we one cannot help but muse on all the absurd potentialities.  One such story is one that came through a news letter to which I subscribe.   It  is an article in The Republic, in Columbus Indiana, where it reports that the Texas Legislature may allow employees to bring their guns to work with them.   That's right.  They can bring their guns, potentially, as long as they leave…

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Added by Gordon Basichis on April 11, 2011 at 4:30am — 11 Comments

Employer No Hire Polices Because of Criminal Pasts

Apparently certain employers discriminate in their hiring practices.  According to a recent report in the National Employment Law Project, or NELP,  their survey of Cragi's Lit reveals that no hire policies are routine.   According to their Press Release, NELP posted the following--

"The new report highlights the widespread and illegal use of blanket no-hire policies by providing…

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Added by Gordon Basichis on April 4, 2011 at 4:30am — 15 Comments

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