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What’s required before you obtain a background check on a prospective employee? And what’s required before and after you take adverse action against a prospective employee based on the background check?

Joe Guffey discusses the do’s and don’ts of conducting employee background checks under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

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Employment litigation is one of the fasted growing areas of litigation. One in five lawsuits nationwide is filed by a current or former employee, therefore employers need to understand the legal do’s and don’ts before terminating an employee.

Husch Blackwell partner Joe Guffey discusses the five things to do before discharging an employee.Continue Reading PODCAST: Five Things to Do Before Discharging an Employee


Dealing with union organizing campaigns just became more difficult for employers. On April 14, 2015, the long anticipated National Labor Relations Board’s Rules governing union organizing campaigns and elections went into effect. These so-called “ambush” election rules will likely catch companies off guard when they are faced with a new union organizing campaign.  In fact,