credit checks and the role they should, or should not, play in background checks. This has been taken to a new level with the news that the EEOC is filing a discrimination lawsuit based on a credit history background check. On December 21, 2010, EEOC filed a nationwide hiring discrimination lawsuit against Kaplan Higher Education…

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background screening that would further prevent drug abusers, the mentally ill, and other criminals from readily obtaining guns – according to the Epoch Times. Bloomberg represented over 500 mayors who are part of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition and pointed fingers at the gaps in the background check system, which allowed both Loughner, who…

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Who is Mind Your Business, Inc.? Mind Your Business, Inc. is a female-owned, small business incorporated in 1996. MYB is also an industry leader in the screening of applicants for corporate entities and families that require extra sensitivity in their hiring practices. We are dedicated to the concept of making “informed hiring” decisions. What can…

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drug testing for your employees – both new hires and current staff, then it’s certainly something worth thinking about. It’s important to note that drug abuse has a “direct connection to tardiness, absenteeism, turnover, attitude problems, theft, crime, quality and quantity of service, and violence”. An article by Delmarva Media Group tells us that more…

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Sierra Sun, a nanny who was employed through a childcare service operator has recently been arrested for theft and child endangerment. Louise Anne Perry, 43, had passed a background check when she first started with the company, but that was 11 years ago. Since then, Perry has received convictions for burglary and narcotics, and her…

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background checks – hopefully other counties and states will soon follow suit. The Pima County Board of Supervisors gave the county’s staff a unanimous go-ahead Tuesday to write an ordinance updating the background check policy, expanding which employees must be fingerprinted for criminal-records checks. The board must hold a public hearing on the proposed policy,…

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drug tests among public workers. Christchurch’s newest bus operator, Go Bus, has suspended several drivers for failing drug and alcohol tests. The company’s commercial director, Craig Worth, said some drivers had been suspended this week for returning “non-negative” results, although he would not say how many. The Press understands there are a handful. Worth said…

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criminal background check, failed to train and supervise the worker, and were negligent when they hired him. In a story which will, should the victim win, likely make the employer pay a substancial figure for their failure to perform proper background checks, perhaps the outcome will finally ensure employers and organizations do fulfill their duties…

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previously, provisional plans have been discussed for a ‘Trusted Traveler’ program at airports, which would background check individuals before they fly, allowing for speedier and simpler airport security checks. A similar program has been running since 2008, with new legislation looking to expand on this. It seems that these plans have moved on pretty rapidly…

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2011 Defense authorization bill now being considered by the Senate would allow the Pentagon to create a way to speed up security clearance investigations and background checks for disabled service members or their spouses applying for civilian jobs, according to the Federal Times. The bill would also allow the Defense Department to speed up background…

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