background check process

New children’s ride-sharing services target busy parents

HopSkipDrive website: “With HopSkipDrive, you have a reliable way to get your kids to any activity. You can schedule rides weeks in advance or with at least eight hours’ notice. Unlike carpool drivers, HopSkipDrivers are vetted for both childcare experience and driving safety.” Similarly to their ride-sharing predecessors, HopSkipDrive and Shuddle both say they conduct…

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Uber ‘safe ride’ fee getting taken to court

Uber introduced a “safe ride fee” of $1 per ride, intended to go toward improving safety for riders and pedestrians through driver background checks and drug screening. Two California residents have filed a class-action lawsuit against Uber regarding that safe-ride fee. This suit is just one more thing in light of continued problems for the…

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EEOC refuses to disclose its background checking policies in court

the EEOC refused to disclose. Dollar General, in a similar suit, has also requested the policy to be made public, and the EEOC has responded likewise. The EEOC argues that its own screening policies are irrelevant to the cases it has open against BMW and Dollar General because, according to the Washington Examiner, “[the EEOC…

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Delaware, schools reconsidering background check policy after alleged assaults

After four students in the Woodbridge School District came forward with allegations that they’d been sexually assaulted by their teachers, Woodbridge School District and the Delaware House of Representatives are reconsidering their current background screening legislation and policies. Currently, the state allows new teachers to begin working before all background checks have been completed, a…

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Questions to consider when screening renters

Whether you’re leasing an apartment or renting out office space, your job is to fill the openings with tenants that will help you maintain your investment and avoid potential liabilities. If you suspect a potential renter will not pay on time or will cause excessive damage to the property, you have to do what’s in…

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Screening company disappears, slowing pre-employment process

Maryland fingerprinting company Worldwide Management was hired to provide criminal background checks and fingerprinting services as part of the pre-employment process. The company then vanished from its mall location, leaving those who had paid for screening services in the lurch. In addition, Worldwide Management owed the state of Maryland more than $300,000 for collections and…

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Types of background checks, and what you can expect

Some states now have “ban the box” laws to prevent discrimination; however, in some occupations, a felony can disqualify you from consideration, such as jobs in which employees are expected to work with children.) When you hire a background screening company, they get in touch with a candidate’s past employers, the county clerk in the…

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Iowa aims to improve screening efficiency

Similar to how the Delaware government recently decided to review their child protection laws, Iowa’s Commission on Volunteer Service is now working to streamline background checks for volunteers, whether they help out in schools or other organizations, according to Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad. At least in Iowa, the problem doesn’t seem to be a lack…

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How Yellow Cab could have avoided a lawsuit

Yellow Cab has recently been under fire for allowing cab drivers to continue working despite causing — or being involved in — multiple accidents. Earlier this month, Yellow Cab owner Jack Bewley announced that all drivers working for the business now have accident insurance, and that the company regularly conducts inspections and background checks on…

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