Archive for January 2016

Can employers perform prescription drug tests?

study by NIDA shows that 52 million people over the age of 12 have used prescription drugs non-medically in their lifetime, and over 75 percent of world’s prescription drugs are consumed in the US alone. [caption id="attachment_4970" align="alignleft" width="300"] Source: Filckr – USC2000[/caption] Why consider prescription drug tests? Such a huge consumption of prescription medicines,…

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MYB awarded contract with Army Office of the Chief of Chaplains

Hendersonville, NC, January 27, 2016 – Mind Your Business is honored to announce that it has won a contract with the U.S. Army Office of the Chief of Chaplains (OCCH), Strong Bonds Program. This means that Soldiers who participate in Strong Bonds Programs will be assured their children are being supervised by screened law-abiding, professional…

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Student background checks performed by 66% of US colleges

many colleges perform student background checks as a part of their admission process, in an attempt to increase the safety of their students and staff. In fact, statistics shows that 66 percent of US colleges perform a criminal background check before admitting students for their undergraduate and graduate programs. [caption id="attachment_4961" align="alignleft" width="300"] Source: Hendrix…

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December 2015 employment: US economy ended year in strong position

‘The Employment Situation’ news release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the country finished 2015 well, adding 292,000 jobs in December. The BLS report found that the number of unemployed people was unchanged in December 2015 – at 7.9 million, and the unemployment rate still stands at 5%. Employment rose in several industries, including professional…

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What is the Fair Chance Act in NYC?

Fair Chance Act was introduced in New York City. With the goal of providing a level playing field for all New York job seekers, this law states that an employer cannot ask about an applicant’s criminal record until a conditional job offer is made. [caption id="attachment_4944" align="alignleft" width="300"] Attribution: Gale A Brewer[/caption] Purpose The purpose…

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Florida may be the next state to 'ban the box'

We’ve followed the ‘ban the box’ movement closely, with one of their biggest victories coming at the end of last year, when President Obama signed an Executive Order banning the box for federal employers. New ‘ban the box’ measures in Florida would open up possibilities for thousands of people, Rep. Randolph Bracy said. Bracy is…

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Colorado and Wyoming consider 'ban the box' legislation for private employers

In recent weeks, two more states have seen new ‘ban the box’ legislation introduced that may prevent employers from discriminating against qualified job applicants that have a criminal record. Both Colorado and Wyoming have had bills sponsored that would prevent private employers from including a check box on job applications inquiring about an individual’s criminal…

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Massachusetts employment company helps bring teens and service together

ourly.help matches up local teenagers with odd jobs around their community, and pays them $10 per hour to complete jobs for their neighbors, such as shoveling snow, gardening, housework, and other tasks. The service charges those that request help $15 per hour in order to fund the employment service, which also donates $1 to the…

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Austin votes to require ridesharing fingerprint checks

all ridesharing companies must complete fingerprint background checks on all drivers. This policy will begin its rollout on February 1, and all drivers are required to be fingerprinted by February 1, 2017. Both Uber and Lyft have previously indicated that, should fingerprint background screening become mandatory, they would be inclined to leave the city and…

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Study: 90 percent of seniors think they can spot elder abuse

showed some interesting results when it comes to how senior citizens see their risk of being tricked into giving away money. Allianz Life found that only 1 percent of senior citizens thought they could not detect elder abuse if it was happening to them. Ninety percent of the elder study participants said they could recognize…

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