Sen. Blumenthal vowed to put a stop to privacy-invading Facebook checks by employers a few months ago, it seems states are taking notice. The law, signed by Governor Pat Quinn last week, goes into effect Jan. 1, 2013, and bans requests for log-ins and passwords during background checks and throughout employment. In addition, it amends the…

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70% of companies now run some form of criminal background checks on their employees. These criminal background checks are part of wider employment screening practices, which are implemented to protect a business and its future. With pre-employment screening becoming an ever-increasingly important part of many hiring strategies, one of the key questions to ask is…

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Olympic organisers have said their drug testing programme is strong and “if there are cheats, we will catch them”. Doubts were raised over the performance of Chinese gold medallist Ye Shiwen but she said she would never use banned substances and British Olympics chief Lord Moynihan said she was “clean”. US coach John Leonard –…

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Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), nearly seven out of ten organizations – 69 percent – conduct criminal background checks on all of their job candidates, while 18 percent conduct criminal checks on select job candidates and 14 percent do not conduct criminal checks on any job candidates. The survey, ‘Background Checking—The Use of Criminal Background Checks in Hiring Decisions’ was…

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