recently cited for safety violations at their facilities during Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services inspections. The violations ranged from peeling paint on baseboards, to not having background check records easily accessible at the facilities, to staff members napping when they should have been watching the children. Each center had between one and 12…

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate continues to hold steady at 5 percent in November. The unemployment rate officially dropped two whole percentage points over the past two years, since November 2013. Approximately 7.9 million Americans still find themselves unemployed, a number unchanged since last month. In addition, 211,000 new jobs were added in…

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purging all transaction records that are more than 10 years old from its system database. This is in an attempt to minimize the amount of Personal Identifiable Information that the U.S. Government maintains, to reduce the risk of online security threats. E-Verify is a free web-based application that allows employers to ensure that their employees…

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Uber has quietly started testing the fingerprinting process on some of its drivers. Uber background checks have been a controversial issue since day one. Five hundred Los Angeles-based Uber drivers were invited to undergo fingerprint background checks; it has not been determined whether fingerprint screening has been tested in other markets, or whether the fingerprinting…

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the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) take over all sports drug testing as an independent agency, in an attempt to bring credibility to drug testing in athletics. It would be a huge undertaking for the WADA, but having an independent organization conduct drug-screening tests could improve fairness when it comes to Olympic drug testing. WADA does…

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oard is considering whether it should require bus drivers to have a completely clean background check, with any felony record at any point in time being cause for disqualification for future employment or termination from current employment. It appears that parents of children in Kansas schools are divided on whether or not the expansion of…

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a release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, October saw dramatic job gains across many industries, as well as increases in private (non-farm) hourly wages. The Bureau says the unemployment rate remained “unchanged” from September’s rate of 5.1 percent, but the new report shows that the percentage of unemployed must have just edged under the…

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President Obama is expected to sign an Executive Order on Monday that would prohibit federal employers from asking job applicants questions about potential criminal records until significantly later in the hiring process. In a previous post, we shared that both the House of Representatives and the Senate are also currently debating bills that propose ban-the-box…

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