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How one company’s platform is solving D.C.’s worker shortage

October 31, 2018
In the restaurant industry, filling shifts⎼and keeping them filled⎼is vital to the success of your business. When you don’t have ample staff to help prep and cook food, bus and wait tables and clean dishes, your customer experience can suffer. So what can businesses do when they have a last-minute callout and the dinner rush starts in less than an hour? Businesses in the D.C. metro area are leaning on Snag Work , an on-demand mobile platform providing front-and-back of house staff to employers in need. Founded in Richmond, Va., in 2016 and introduced to the D.C. metro area in early 2018...

Fair Criminal Record Screening Amendment Act of 2014 Now Enforceable

August 21, 2014
The Fair Criminal Record Screening Amendment Act of 2014 (also known as "Ban the Box") restricts when an employer is able to ask an applicant about his criminal history. The law is currently enforceable, and it is important that you are in full compliance. If your job applications still have a check box asking if the applicant has a criminal history, remove the box immediately. At no point can an employer inquire about an applicants' arrest history. An employer can only inquire about an applicants' criminal history or run a background check after a conditional offer has been...Read more