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Archive for September 2013

EEOC responds to Attorneys General letter urging reconsideration of criminal background check guidance

a letter sent in July 2013 from the Attorneys General of nine states – Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, South Carolina, Utah, and West Virginia – that urged the EEOC to reconsider positions expressed in its ‘Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the…

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Employers: You need to screen your applicants with certified background checks

Not all background checks—or background check agencies—are made equal. As companies grow, they need more qualified people to fill new & existing job roles. But how do you “qualify” an applicant? Any applicant can be screened through a background check, but not all background checks or background check agencies are made equal. If you’re the…

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MYB in attendance at Discover 2013

MYB Director of Government Sales and Contracting Mary Ray with North Carolina Congressman David Price[/caption] The three day conference incorporated workshops, keynote speakers and a plethora of networking breaks into its busy schedule, with international opportunities and emerging markets obviously being a trend and focus throughout. This is one of several conferences MYB has attended…

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Navy Yard Shooter passed two firearm background checks

background checks to purchase a shotgun from Sharpshooters Small Arms Range in Lorton, Va. the weekend prior to the shooting, according to reports on the Navy Yard Shooter. As we predicted a few days ago, this incident has quickly brought firearm background checks back onto the political agenda, with several leaders – including the President –…

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Will the Navy Yard Shooting revive the firearm background check debate?

I mourn those killed today at the Navy Yard in Washington and send my thoughts and prayers to those families grieving the loss of loved ones. There are reports the killer was armed with an AR-15, a shotgun and a semiautomatic pistol when he stormed an American military installation in the nation’s capital and took…

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North Carolina businesses get flexibility with E-Verify

E-Verify, and it’s supposed to prevent illegal immigrants from getting jobs. But there is an exemption stating that seasonal, temporary employees don’t have to be cleared through that system in North Carolina, so long as they work fewer than three months a year. It’s claimed this helps farmers, who N.C. Farm Bureau President Larry Wooten…

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Iowa joins program connecting DMV information to E-Verify

Records and Information from DMVs for the Iowa E-Verify (RIDE) program, joining Florida, Idaho, and Mississippi. RIDE enhances Iowa E-Verify submissions and helps to reduce document fraud by verifying driver’s license and ID card information against state records. RIDE automates motor vehicle document verification between Motor Vehicle Agencies (MVAs) and the United States Citizenship and…

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Staff testing during the hiring process – is it important?

As an employer, one of the most important aspects of the hiring process is staff testing, which consists of two main parts: pre-employment background checks and drug screening. Why are they important? The United States Department of Labor estimates that of the 17.2 million drug abusers in the US, 12.9 million were employed either full…

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Snowden's background check found to be inadequate

National Counterintelligence Executive Frank Montoya, who led the review, said the security check by a private contractor “did not present a comprehensive picture of Mr. Snowden,” reports The Wall Street Journal, which obtained a copy of the review documents. The review found that the US Investigations Services (USIS) of Falls Church, Va., the largest security…

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New data breach reporting requirement takes hold in EU

That just changed in the 28 member-European Union (EU). As of Sunday, telecommunications and internet service providers in the EU have 24 hours from the moment of discovery to report a data breach to authorities. There are no stringent rules like that in place in the United States, where alerting requirements are promulgated through a…

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