Archive for October 2010

Prescription drug testing in the workplace

drug testing program because of concerns about plant safety, with the goal of the plan to provide a safe environment. Under the policy of the company, a prescription drug was “unsafe” if they had a label warning against driving or operating machinery. The EEOC lawsuit asks the federal district court to bar Dura from conducting…

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Job applicant credit checks move closer to ban

pre-employment background screening can adversely impact minorities and the jobless. Berrien said: “High unemployment has forced an increasing number of people to enter or re-enter the job market,” said Berrien during a public meeting on Wednesday to discuss the practice. “As a result, an ever increasing number of job applicants and workers are being exposed…

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Catholic Church implementing new background procedures

Springfield-Cape Girardeau Diocese of Missouri being one of the first to step up their efforts. Although they have been performing background checks since 1993, this is another push to assure children’s safety. The Diocese is strengthening background check measures as part of a push to ensure sexual predators don’t gain access to Church positions, and…

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How to avoid common background screening errors

pre-employment background screening becomes more and more popular, with it comes technology. As many of us who use technology know, with technology comes mistakes. While it removes the potential for human error, an incorrect input or faulty html can cause a lot of issues when someone’s job, and ultimately livelihood, is one the line. On…

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Nashville gets it right with background checks

background checks on almost a third of schools employees – those who were hired before background screening became a requirement. This issue came to light after almost 10 percent of 600 janitors flunked a background check, when they were being considered for being re-hired. They had been working in public schools and around children, with…

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What to know about pre-employment drug testing

Drug testing is a commonly performed procedure in today’s society. The courts, employers, schools and law enforcement utilize this type of test in order to determine substances that have been used by the individual being tested. There is a variety of ways a drug test can be administered with varying degrees of accuracy – such…

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Can a background check be too invasive?

court case has led to an interesting question – can a background check ever be too invasive? Furthermore, what sort of pre-employment background screening is it acceptable for an organization to be running on a prospective employee, and at what stage does it become an invasion of privacy? These questions had to be answered by…

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Michigan officer misused background check system

found guilty on “one misdemeanor count of unauthorized use of nonpublic information for personal use”. Lori Williams said that she used the Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN) to look up her father, her husband and a friend. LEIN was established in Michigan in 1967, and has been successfully used to serve Michigan’s criminal justice agencies.…

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Why you should background check your babysitter

background check on your potential babysitter. By conducting a nanny background check, you can find out whether your potential nanny has a criminal record or accusations of wrongdoing. You can also verify previous employment and possibly even certifications they have earned. While it’s not a 100% guarantee that your child will remain protected, it’s a…

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