Archive for May 2011

Background checks for clowns – the future of children entertainment?

criminal-background check and be required to have a license to make sure they are safe to work with children. “Exotic dancers need a permit, so do massage therapists,” pointed out Beaudoin in an interview. “So why not children’s entertainers?” Children’s entertainers go into homes, have unlimited access to kids, Beaudoin said. “And parents automatically trust…

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MYB returns from Washington

Mind Your Business, Inc. returned from Washington D.C. this week having attended National Small Business. As mentioned last week in the blog, Karen was chosen as North Carolina Small Business Person of the Year 2011 – a fantastic accolade and superb sign for MYB’s future. Check out the full list of state winners. Each year…

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Be aware of background check scams

dozen people fell victim. They say the job scheme started two weeks ago when a man who claimed to be a recruiter for Lyondell walked into a store in the Pasadena Town Square Mall and asked a woman if she wanted a refinery job. The woman, who didn’t want to be identified, says she did…

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MLB issues with drug screening protocol

NFL calling for tougher drug tests, baseball is struggling to keep on par with the plans that the football league is enforcing, according to the New York Times. In a statement released by his office, Commissioner Bud Selig said baseball had the “toughest, most comprehensive drug testing program in professional sports.” However, last Friday, Selig’s…

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What is a motor vehicle record check?

If you’ve just applied for a job involving driving responsibilities, then it is likely that your potential employer will run a motor vehicle record check as part of your pre-employment background screening. When you’re going to be in a position of driving authority, an employer may have larger concerns about safety, driving history and how…

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Welfare drug testing arrives in Florida

last week we saw Missouri state senators giving final approval to a bill that would require those on welfare to submit to drug testing, and it seems that Florida is following suit. The Florida Senate approved a measure that will require all recipients of the state program Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to pass…

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California wins award for safest laws on gun background checks

California is a model of sensible gun laws. Its universal background check system, strong gun dealer regulations, and assault clip ban are just some of the laws that help prevent gun violence. Meanwhile, Arizona, Alaska, and Utah do not have a single common sense gun law on their books, according to WCTV news and the…

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Why you should do a background check on yourself

With background checks being a significant part of the employment process these days, it could be argued that you should prepare for that as you do for any other part of the application – such as the writing of your resume or getting ready for an interview. Most people would never do a background check…

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Welfare drug testing bill passed

Missouri state senators on Thursday voted to give final approval to a bill allowing the state to drug test certain welfare recipients, according to the Missouri News Horizon. This is a huge decision in what has been a much-debated topic, and could have a massive effect on social welfare in the future. The bill, which…

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