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Archive for December 2018

Mind Your Business Inc. 5000 Profile now online

Earlier this year, we were proud to announce that Mind Your Business, Inc. had been listed by Inc Magazine as one of the top 5000 fastest growing businesses in America. Now, our full profile is live and you can see it here. Inc Magazine calls the list members “the most inspiring companies of 2018” and…

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U.S. Virgin Islands joins 'ban the box' movement

Last month, the U.S. Virgin Islands joined the ‘ban the box’ movement by enacting legislation regulating employers’ use of the criminal records of applicants and employees. The new Virgin Islands law: Prohibits employers from asking an applicant to disclose any information concerning: (i) an arrest or detention that did not result in a conviction; (ii)…

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What is a child abuse registry check?

For organizations that work with children, creating and maintaining a safe environment for these children is critical. This is where a child abuse registry check comes into play. A child abuse registry check allows an employer/organization to determine whether a prospective employee or volunteer has a record of child abuse or neglect. It’s an act…

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November 2018 employment: US adds 155,000 jobs

According to ‘The Employment Situation‘ report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in the United States remained unchanged at 3.7 percent, while the economy added 155,000 jobs, in November. Over the year, the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed  persons declined by 0.4 percentage point and…

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Amazon drivers say background checks discriminate against minorities

A group of black and Latino former drivers for Amazon have filed a lawsuit in Suffolk Superior Court, alleging that Amazon discriminated against them when it fired them based on a background check policy. The drivers claim that in 2016, Amazon began implementing an overly strict background check policy. This new policy caught old and…

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