Posts by Allie

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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Employment screening: a look back at 2015

as always — the great year that both Mind Your Business and the background screening industry have had. There have been significant strides in the employment industry over the past year, with legislation improving employment equality introduced, minimum wage increases, and a reduction in wage theft. Industry Issues It was another emphatic year for the…

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Uber rolls out new safety feature in Boston, Austin

undergo fingerprint background checks, while as recently as last month, Austin City Council received letters from two groups that argued such fingerprinting is a form of discrimination. Now, Uber has rolled out a new feature in the Texas capital, where riders can send their ride information to their friends via their smartphones. The feature, called…

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20,000 gun background checks conducted in Florida since San Bernardino

dramatic increase in the amount of background checks that were conducted related to gun purchases. The number of gun-related background checks in Florida was up 77 percent, as nearly double the amount of people who purchased firearms in Dec. 2014 chose to purchase guns since the Dec. 2, 2015, shooting. With the increased number of…

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