According to a recent ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a hiring policy that permanently disqualifies job candidates from future employment for failing a so-called ‘one strike rule’ drug test that eliminates from consideration job applicants who test positive for drug or alcohol use during the pre-employment screening process does not violate…

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In Brockton, MA, background checks have not been performed on teachers and other school employees in more than three years, putting the department in violation of state law. The revelation comes less than a week after School Committee members said they were assured that the department was in compliance with state laws regarding employee background…

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There has been no end to the debate regarding the role credit checks should play in pre-employment background screening, with the majority of consumers and job applicants believing that credit checks have no place in the hiring process. On the other side of the argument, employers believe that someone with personal financial issues may not…

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A background check will consist of various different aspects, depending on who is performing the check and what it is for. Nonetheless, one thing it is always likely to incorporate is an education check – where a potential employer will verify the education records you have listed on your application. Considering that many employers will…

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Manny Ramirez chose to retire from professional baseball on Friday, rather than appeal against or face the consequences of a second failed drug test in three seasons. This revelation is another black mark against baseball, which is becoming ever-increasingly renowned for drug use. Terry Francona believes that this behavior has always happened, but often been…

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There has been a lot of talk recently regarding drug testing for welfare recipients, and whether this would be a valuable way of reducing our social welfare costs, while also ensuring that those who are on welfare won’t be using the money on drugs. With the current spending on welfare believed to be in the…

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A reference check is a significant part of the pre-employment screening process, and serves the primary purpose of verifying the details you have provided to an employer in a job application. These details are usually on your resume, but you may also have been required to list them on an application form. The secondary purpose…

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Despite the future of the NFL being up in the air right now, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has turned his focus to calling for tougher drug testing regulations for the National Football League, despite the NFL drug testing program already being a strong one. Goodell stated that while already tough, the NFL drug testing program…

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The NCASP Spring Conference is only a few weeks away, and MYB continues to prepare for one of the most important events of the year. Running from April 28th – April 30th, in Wrightsville Beach, NC, the NCASP Conference is a chance for professionals to learn the latest on what’s happening in the staffing industry,…

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A hiring push by Border Patrol that added more than 6,000 agents over a two-year period has started to backfire, with apparent shortcuts in their background check processes resulting in some embarrassing discoveries. One example is that of Marcos Manzano Jr., who has recently been charged with harboring illegal immigrants. A search of his house…

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