Archive for January 2011

Gun law issues put spotlight on North Carolina

article focusing on the background screening regulations regarding gun laws in North Carolina, and seeing as this is the state that Mind Your Business is based in, thought it could be relevant for this blog. Wesley Brown tells us that in North Carolina, any person 18 or older can qualify for a permit to own…

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FTA conference scheduled for April

Drug and Alcohol Program National Conference on April 5–7, 2011. This will hold particular relevance for commercial drivers and the regulations that they are held to, specifically when it comes to drug testing. Currently, drug tests for commercial drivers are performed upon hire and at random. Most commercial drivers who test positive cannot return to…

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Background check reveals murder warrant

Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Johnny Wright had eluded police for 33 years despite being a suspect in the disappearance of a woman in 1976. Wright, 66, was arrested in September 2009 when he asked Lawrenceville police to conduct a background check for a prospective employer. The check brought up his warrant and he was extradited to Missouri.…

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New background checks for USA swimming

background checks have been introduced by USA Swimming, the sport’s national governing body, according to abcnews. These new checks will require anyone involved in the sport – such as coaches, volunteers and employees to pass a criminal background check. These changes were discussed back in September, and have now been put into practice, after it…

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FAA filing lawsuit for violating drug testing regulations

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a civil penalty of $1,025,000 against San Antonio Aerospace LP for violating the Department of Transportation’s Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing programs, according to AMT. The FAA alleges San Antonio Aerospace failed to conduct required pre-employment drug tests and receive verified negative drug test results before hiring 90…

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George’s StorMor Out on a Limb Innovative Business Award

The new year has begun with a bang for MYB, having been awarded with George’s StorMor Out on a Limb Innovative Business Award by the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce. The pre-requisite for the award states it should be presented to “a company that has discovered consumer needs and has been able to meet those…

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Federal contract workers must submit to background checks

background checks of those who work under government contracts”, according to the Washington Post. The Post tells us that there was a challenge by contract workers, who claimed that their privacy rights were violated by “open-ended questions about them or detailed queries about past drug use”. From a spectators stand point, it seems to be…

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Drug testing a possibility for welfare recipients

drug testing a possibility for welfare recipients. At face value, such a proposal seems to be one of common sense, and could go some way to reducing the amount USA spends on welfare – believed to be in the region of $888 billion in 2010. In Nebraska, Sen. Charlie Janssen of Fremont introduced a bill…

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Nanny gets prison time for stealing identity

background check due to her 35 previous arrests, yet this deceit came to light when she was suspected of stealing from the family for who she worked. Vaccaro, 42, of Chili pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of first-degree identity theft, a felony. She tearfully apologized. “I won’t ever do anything like that again,” she…

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Unemployment figures predict surge in background checks

Department of Labor are the first signs in 2011 that there could well be an increase in background checks. It seems that there are two reasons behind this – firstly the fact that more and more companies are understanding the value of pre-employment background checks, and secondly due to the gradual rise in employment that…

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