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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The Internal Revenue Service became the subject of public scrutiny when a government investigation by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration revealed that the IRS had turned over the names, social security numbers and addresses of more than 1.4 million U.S. residents to a government contractor whose employees had not undergone background checks back…

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There’s something new to keep in mind when it comes to visiting your state and local fairs this summer and fall, and it’s not your cholesterol after consuming new iterations of unusual fried goodies. Two companies that are hired out to various fairs and carnivals in Washington and Oregon have had problems with hiring criminals…

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After Colorado passed a law expanding the background check process required for purchasing firearms last March, a new bill was introduced attempting to roll back checks for private and online gun sales. The law was signed eight months after the July 2012 mass shooting in an Aurora movie theater, in which a lone gunman opened…

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The class-action case was filed back in April by a woman who was denied rental housing based on drug convictions that were 17 and 24 years old. Under state law, such background checks aren’t supposed to include cases unless the conviction, sentence or parole period occurred within the past seven years. The ACLU (American Civil…

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Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), nearly seven out of ten organizations – 69 percent – conduct criminal background checks on all of their job candidates, while 18 percent conduct criminal checks on select job candidates and 14 percent do not conduct criminal checks on any job candidates. The survey, ‘Background Checking—The Use of Criminal Background Checks in Hiring Decisions’ was…

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CNN report that such figures show 43% increase over the previous Friday through Sunday, when 2,012 background checks cleared. On the Friday and Saturday right after the shooting, more than 1,200 applicants were approved on each of those two days. Figures from earlier in the month showed a low of 820 and a high of…

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purchasing guns on Black Friday of this year, it seems there was no letting off by gun-seekers. FBI background check records show December was a record month for gun sales in the United States. Devon Sustaire with City Pawn Shop in Jacksonville said gun sales at the store reflected the national trend, according to the Jacksonville…

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