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Hire Qualified Seasonal Employees with a Certified Background Check

Black Friday 2019 is just weeks away, and retailers across the nation are already searching for qualified seasonal help. Finding good seasonal employees that are dependable, honest, and skilled in customer service means happier customers and larger sales. A worthy goal considering that last year Americans spent over $700 billion during the holiday season! Not…

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Calif. courts disagree about how to proceed with some background checks

relating to the employee’s character, general reputation … and qualifications for potential employment.” Connor sued under the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA), because First Student had not obtained her written permission before conducting any background screening, whether for a credit or character report. Meanwhile, First Student requested summary judgment due to the ICRAA…

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Corporate screening services not utilized, resulting in IRS contractor scandal

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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Applicant background check – what you need to know

education verification for a cashier job at the movie theater, but a criminal check and even employment verification will be essential for a police job where the applicant will have access to a firearm. Remember to be careful prying too deeply in the applicant’s recorded history especially with regard to applicant consent, so be aware…

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Judge upholds OSHA recordkeeping citation: MSD is work-related

Occupational Safety and Health Administration) is describing as the first decision of its kind, Administrative Law Judge Patrick B. Augustine of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission recently upheld an OSHA recordkeeping citation issued against Caterpillar Logistics Services, Inc. for failing to record a musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) case on the OSHA 300 Log that…

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Are there problems with social media background checks

With social media websites effectively being free databases of information on their users, many employers are using sites such as Facebook or LinkedIn to perform their own background checks on job applicants. Facebook background checks are a prominent occurrence, due to the regularity of Facebook privacy changes. As users don’t keep up-to-date with the changes,…

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Why you should do a nanny background check

Hiring a nanny is one of the most important decisions parents will face when it comes to deciding what’s best for their children. This is why a background check is absolute must when it comes to making the right choice. Many people think that their “parental instinct” is a sufficient deciding factor, and unfortunately this…

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