Archive for September 2011

Rick Scott seeks drug testing for state employees

welfare drug testing – and it is clear that he does not shy away from the limelight when it is his values and beliefs on the line. Business Week tells us that Scott ordered the random tests in March and suspended them for all agencies other than the Corrections Department after an employee union sued. Scott…

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First Advantage releases employment screening report

Global Screening Benchmark Report. “With the latest economic trends pointing to a slow-down in global hiring and recent U.S. legislation limiting certain types of employment screening tools, employers of all sizes are challenged with staying in compliance with ever-changing regulations, while also getting the most qualified applicants in the door,” said Andy Macdonald, President &…

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Mind Your Business, Inc. now on Facebook

data compiled by Social Bakers). Across the world, this number increases to almost 800 million active Facebook users. As I said – internet giant. As a small businesses-to-business in a niche industry, at Mind Your Business we understand the difficulties we could face once entering the world of Facebook – which is why we didn’t…

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Welfare drug testing in Florida may be repealed

back in May of this year, Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Senate approved a measure that requires all recipients of the state program Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to pass a drug test before receiving benefits. Four months later, and the law has had a very bumpy ride. The criticism has remained vivid…

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SHRM poll show more employers practicing drug testing

Drug Testing Efficacy – of 1,058 randomly selected HR professionals examines employers’ drug testing policies and practices. Among other findings: The majority of organizations (72 percent) with multinational operations reported that all, almost all or some of the same protocols and policies are applied on drug testing employees outside of the United States Drug tests…

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Firearm background checks on the increase

tougher background checks when obtaining firearms. With passionate speakers from both sides of the debate, it seems that those looking for more stringent checks are winning. Take Texas for example – a state which professes huge support for the wide availability of guns and our right to own firearms. Background screening statistics show that more…

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AB 22 – what this means for California

pre-employment screening process. AB 22 (Mendoza) is currently moving through the 2nd house after making it out of the Senate Appropriations Committee on August 15th. While the bill provides exceptions in cases, it would largely prohibit a prospective employer from using consumer credit reports in the hiring process. Under existing state law, an employer may request a…

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Match.com settles background check lawsuit

last year by a man she met on the site following their second date. Her date, 67-year-old Alan Paul Wurtzel of Pacific Palisades, had at least six prior sexual assualt convictions. After the alleged assault, Markin says she went online and learned of the convictions. In her lawsuit, filed in April, Markin demanded that the site screen…

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