Archive for February 2015

Could an iPhone app be the newest tool for a pre-employment drug testing service?

When employers conduct pre-employment drug tests or enforce random drug testing, they typically have to hire a drug testing service or work with a local clinic to get results. However, new technologies from healthcare company Scanadu may eventually make pre-employment drug testing as simple as checking your phone. Scanadu has introduced a device that may…

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Comcast in trouble for more than just poor customer service and fee hikes

According to Comcast’s corporate policy, customers signing up for their service must undergo credit reporting inquiries in order to begin service, or else pay a $50 fee to have this requirement waived. Chicago resident Keith Santangelo signed up for Internet service, but told Comcast through an online chat feature on its website that he refused…

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Drug-testing device receives government approval in UK, could prevent driving deaths

Northern Ireland’s government has just approved a new drug-testing technology that the country’s Roads Safety Minister hopes will prevent residents from driving under the influence of drugs. The portable device, called Drugwipe, can detect cocaine or marijuana in the body. It utilizes small amounts of saliva, and produces results in eight minutes or fewer. Drugwipe…

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January 2015: unemployment rate holds strong, new jobs created

December’s numbers, according to a news release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The only demographic that saw an increase in its unemployment rate was teen workers. While the unemployment rate remained steady overall at about 5.7 percent, January saw 257,000 new jobs added. Those 257,000 jobs include positions in retail, health care, financial services…

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MYB staff attends National 8(a) Winter Conference

Mind Your Business’ acceptance into the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program, a few members of the MYB staff had the opportunity to attend the National 8(a) Winter Conference at the beginning of February. The conference took place in Orlando, Fla., and included seminars on how best to navigate frequently changing policies, ways to…

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41 NYC Council members want to end this pre-employment practice

bill to ban credit checks during pre-employment background screening, unless credit checks are required by federal or state law. Council member Brad Lander sponsored the bill — called the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act — which argues that credit checks are more likely to screen out black and Hispanic applicants, even though there is…

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3 MYB employees become TSA trusted agents

HENDERSONVILLE, NC — Four MYB employees — Jen Adams, Lauren McIntyre, Sherry Willis, and Antje Owens — have become certified trusted agents for the Transportation Security Administration, and are now contracted with MorphoTrust and Universal Enrollment Services to perform TSA pre-checks, HAZMAT Endorsement (HME) and Transportation Worker Identification Credential(TWIC) enrollment. The TSA is transitioning some of…

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