HireBox Cites Employment Law Uncertainty

The unemployment rate is currently 4.3%, the lowest point since 2001, and causes an applicant-driven market. But, regulations and the potential for EEOC violations are scaring employers, who are making slower hiring decisions. Penalties have been raised for the second time in six months and among the most frequent violations are improper posting of Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) guidelines, violations of changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) governing minimum wage and overtime rules, and failure to inform employees of Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) opportunities. 1

A study by Hiscox found that U.S.-based companies have at least an 11.7 percent chance of having an employment charge filed against them. Hiscox claims data for small and mid-sized businesses (under 500 employees) indicate that one in five will face employment charges with an average cost to defend of $125,000, which includes expenses such as attorney’s fees and settlement costs. 2

In most cases an applicant files an anonymous claim on the EEOC website if they “feel” you were discriminatory in the questions you asked in the hiring process. Months later, due to a case backlog, you will be notified of the EEOC’s intent to audit. The time and cost is a nightmare, especially to small companies.

Patrick Valtin, founder of HireBox.com and NoFailHiring.com, has aligned with JoTo PR to contribute to the improvement of society through business activities and revolutionize the way employers hire. His developed brands offer pre-hire and performance review assessments, training for clients to establish the most effective hiring processes possible, and strategies for human resources development.

Valtin has experienced that pre-employment assessments such as his Pre-SelectorTM and Recru-Tec AssessmentsTM, evaluate whether candidates have (or not) the potential to contribute to the success & happiness of their future employer. The full complement, which includes the evaluation of sales teams, also evaluates what can be done to make the candidate or employee more effective and happier on the job.

Karla Jo Helms, CEO, Chief Evangelist and Anti-PR Strategist for JoTo PR, commented that “It’s important in our era of instant communication for employers to become more effective recruiters, maximizing successful…

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