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Archive for September 2012

Australia facing backlog for Working with Children background checks

Perth Now. The review said there was “some risk to the community” from at least 40 people with criminal records who were able to work with children while waiting for their assessment. There are also countless others working with children – whose applications are stuck in a backlog of almost 10,000 – which have not yet…

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North Carolina E-Verify law starts October 1

law enacted by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2011 that requires businesses in North Carolina with 25 or more employees to use the federal E-Verify electronic employment eligibility verification program to verify the work authorization of newly hired employees will start being rolled out on October 1, and continue to be phased in until July…

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North Carolina shows employment strain

NewsObserver.com. Median household income in the state fell over the decade by nearly 10 percent, to $43,326, according to the Budget and Tax Center, a nonprofit advocacy group in Raleigh. The center, in a report coming out this weekend, also found that North Carolina lost high-wage jobs and gained low-wage jobs. The report found that…

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Oregon pushes for random drug screening

Oregon’s previous drug policy allowed for drug testing when there was reasonable suspicion. A recent decision by the general counsel gives temporary permission for random testing effective this month. The policy still faces a public hearing in early October. ESPN The Magazine’s April report was based on interviews with 19 current or former Oregon players…

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Legislators considering background checks for home inspectors

background checks for home inspectors assessing property values for municipalities is being proposed out of New Jersey’s 12th District. Though the bill has yet to be presented, Assemblyman Ronald S. Dancer seeks to have the state put the practice into law in the wake of an incident in Palmyra in which a man stole prescription…

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EEOC scrutinizes Dollar General's background check policy

according to a recent SEC filing. The EEOC has alleged that the company’s criminal background check policy has a “disparate impact” toward black job candidates and employees, a violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The company was notified about the allegation in September 2011, but efforts to resolve the matter were unsuccessful. Dollar…

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10 background check facts all employers should know

infographic which nicely highlighted the background check process, and some important facts about pre-employment background checks. And it got us thinking. What are the key facts about background checks that all employers should know? What are the figures that will help them make their mind up? With that said, we came up with these ten key…

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Drug testing procedures explained

drug testing policy, there are a variety of drug testing procedures involved in a pre-employment screening program: a company’s procedure for employee testing, state and federal procedures for legality of testing, and the different types of procedure involved in drug testing, to name just a few. For this blog post, we are going to focus…

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau mandates new FCRA forms

 making a change to three notices required by the Fair Credit Reporting Act, effective January 1, 2013. The change directs consumers, furnishers and users of employee background checks to the CFPB instead of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and are part of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Pub.L. 111-203, H.R. 4173) that President…

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Background check was performed on Aurora shooter

last week. University of Colorado Denver spokeswoman Jacque Montgomery later disputed that James Holmes was banned from campus but confirmed that a criminal background check was done on him before the July 20 attack. She said a court gag order prevented her from discussing who requested the check, who performed it, and who saw the…

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