Nation’s Biggest Employment Background Screeners Must Pay $13M Over Inaccurate Reports – Consumerist

Background services are not all equal. Know what is checked and have a representative who can explain the different elements and search process. This is NOT an area to cut corners and take the cheapest provider! Before offering a prospective employee a job, many companies will first perform a background check. As with credit reports,…

Modern day slavery – The Nation

Just read this. Be happy about your working conditions. Expose injustice if you see it. An estimated, 8.5 million domestic workers are paid a pittance to mollycoddle Pakistan’s elite and upper middle class. Services include, but are not limited to cooking, cleaning, guarding and driving. Working conditions, responsibilities, pay scale, vacations, allowances, health benefits and…

Rapper The Game Ordered To Pay $200K For Instagram Comments About Nanny- Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

It is good to see that employees can find legal protection from vindictive employers. Whether or not true, the public slandering of ex-staff won’t be tolerated. LOS ANGELES (CNS/FOX 11) – A Los Angeles judge overseeing what may be the first Instagram-related libel case ordered rapper The Game to pay more than $200,000 to a…

Senate’s message for domestics, ‘You exist, by law’ | The CT Mirror

As our industry gains more recognition, the focus on employee rights will increase. Hopefully. As Friday slid toward Saturday, four Brazilian women in identical black T-shirts hugged, giggled and blinked back tears in the otherwise sedate gallery of the Connecticut Senate. Their grinning lobbyist, Bobby Shea, shushed them, without conviction.Sen. Eric Coleman, D-Bloomfield, the co-chair…