Archive for August 2014

Corporate screening services not utilized, resulting in IRS contractor scandal

The Internal Revenue Service became the subject of public scrutiny when a government investigation by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration revealed that the IRS had turned over the names, social security numbers and addresses of more than 1.4 million U.S. residents to a government contractor whose employees had not undergone background checks back…

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eHarmony wants you to meet your perfect … boss?

recruit employees via social media and job listing websites. But would you consider using a matching service to pair you with your ideal job? Dating website eHarmony is counting on it — and has put three years of work into making it happen. In December, eHarmony plans to launch a new company called Elevated Careers…

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Railroad Administration proposes expanded alcohol and drug regulations for maintenance-of-way workers

The Federal Railroad Administration has proposed the expansion of its drug and alcohol testing regulations for railroad workers, particularly “maintenance-of-way” (MOW) employees, in order to protect its workers and public safety. If the new policy is passed, all railroad employees, contractors and subcontractors who perform maintenance tasks — including inspecting, installing and repairing railroad tracks…

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Will Brazil have new drug-testing lab open in time for Olympics?

Rio de Janeiro used to have an accredited drug-testing lab. But it was shut down in 2013 by the World Anti-Doping Agency and lost its accreditation due to “repeated failures,” including too many false positives on athlete drug tests. During the recent soccer World Cup, which also took place in Rio, Brazil had to ship…

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July 2014: number of discouraged workers decreased from last year

the monthly news release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate is continuing to hold steady at about 6.2 percent, with 9.7 million people unemployed. However, the biggest news is that as of July 2014, there are 247,000 fewer discouraged workers than there were in July of last year; there are currently 741,000…

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Fair fear: employees not screened regularly, consistently

There’s something new to keep in mind when it comes to visiting your state and local fairs this summer and fall, and it’s not your cholesterol after consuming new iterations of unusual fried goodies. Two companies that are hired out to various fairs and carnivals in Washington and Oregon have had problems with hiring criminals…

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MYB CEO accepted into Goldman Sachs’ ’10,000 Businesses’ program

Hendersonville, NC, August 13, 2014 — Mind Your Business is thrilled to announce that its CEO, Karen Caruso, has been accepted into Goldman Sachs’ exclusive 10,000 Small Businesses program. The purpose of the 10,000 Small Businesses program is to foster the creation of jobs and economic growth by providing small business owners and entrepreneurs with business…

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MYB awarded GSA Schedule for government work

Hendersonville, NC, August 11, 2014 — Mind Your Business has recently been awarded its General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule, which will allow MYB to take its first steps toward serving the government sector. The GSA Schedules program provides an easy method for vendors to form long-term contracts with the government, and accounts for $50 billion a…

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Illinois law bans background checks early in hiring process

Illinois is the latest state to pass legislation preventing employers from conducting background checks early on in the hiring process. Under the new law, which was signed by Governor Pat Quinn in July, private employers that have more than 15 employees may only conduct background checks after an interview has been conducted and the candidate…

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