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In this area you will find articles unique the legal and compliance challenges companies face today. Learn methods of prevention, risk management and safety for your business.
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How to Choose Recruiting Software to Ensure OFCCP Compliance

joelpassenSince May 2006, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has been enforcing a landmark ruling that sets explicit regulations on the collection, storage and reporting of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) data for internet applicants. It also defines internet applicants, identifies electronic data collection methods, creates basic qualification standards and establishes recordkeeping requirements for compliance.

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Is your dress code policy Fair and Compliant?

Regardless of industry, almost all businesses with employees have some form of a dress code policy. When creating a dress code policy for your business, apply your policy equally to all employees. Unfair dress code policies are considered discriminatory and can be grounds for a lawsuit.

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Who Is the Employer? Determining Joint-Employer Status

co-employment; joint-employmentA Report on Temporary Help, On-Call, Direct-Hire Temporary, Leased, Contract Company, and Independent Contractor Employment in the United States

Besides not defining the term "employee", most statutes fail to spell out who the employer is. There is potential ambiguity on this issue when businesses use temporary agency, leased, or contract workers. Although the primary employer is generally the temporary help, leasing, or contract company, the client may be regarded as a “joint employer” under some laws.

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6 ways to avoid being the EEOC's next hiring "test case"

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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently held a meeting with "a battery of experts" on disparate treatment in hiring. According to the EEOC, hiring discrimination continues to run rampant.

Time for a grain of salt here: According to the EEOC's press release, most of the experts were from the EEOC, or were individuals who had been denied jobs and claimed they were discriminated against. 

Read more: 6 ways to avoid being the EEOC's next hiring "test case"

Guide to Dress Codes and Nondiscrimination Laws

Introduction

Generally, an employer has the right to expect that certain guidelines involving dress and grooming be met in the workplace, and can set forth policies regarding these issues.  

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