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Workplace drug overdoses on the rise

An increase in overdoses — as well as drug-related deaths — in the workplace nationwide has led to a renewed focus on employment drug policies and screening procedures. A Dayton Daily News examination of new federal labor data found that it was the fifth consecutive year that unintentional workplace overdoses and drug-related deaths both increased…

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January 2019 employment: US adds 304,000 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 edged up to 4.0%. while the economy added 304,000 jobs, in January. Both the unemployment rate, at 4.0 percent, and the number of unemployed persons, at 6.5 million, edged up in…

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South Carolina weighing up 'ban the box' legislation

Several bills are pending in South Carolina state legislature right now that could have a significant impact on employers across the state. One of the most significant is House Bill 3463: a ‘ban the box‘ proposal that would prohibit employment applications from including questions related to convictions of a crime, unless the crime directly relates…

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The #1 reason people switch jobs? They're bored.

According to a Korn Ferry poll of nearly 5,000 professionals, the top reason people were looking for a new job in 2018? They’re bored. While many would predict money to be the main motivator, that was far from the reality. One third of respondents said they’d want a new job because they were looking for…

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Delta to pay $2.3M to settle background check lawsuit

Delta Air Lines has agreed to pay $2.3 million to settle a class-action lawsuit. The suit alleges it failed to provide approximately 44,000 applicants with a stand-alone background check disclosure, which would be in violation of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and California law. Delta’s forms contained extraneous and misleading information, according to…

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FTC with limited services due to government shutdown

The government shutdown continues to be problematic for the employment screening industry. Previously, we highlighted how CBSV and E-Verify were suffering delays. We are also seeing services from FTC being put on hold until the conclusion of the shutdown. The website currently has the following message: “The FTC is closed due to the lapse in…

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December 2018 employment: US adds 312,000 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 at 3.9 percent, while the economy added 312,000 jobs, in December. The unemployment rate rose by 0.2 percentage point to 3.9 percent in December, and the number of unemployed persons…

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Government shutdown affects key screening services

Please be advised that while Congress works to end the shutdown, some government services are not available. This may result in a delay of some screening verification, such as CBSV and E-Verify. Employers must continue to complete Form I-9’s in compliance with the law and plan on creating cases in the E-Verify system when the…

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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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