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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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U.S. Virgin Islands joins 'ban the box' movement

Last month, the U.S. Virgin Islands joined the ‘ban the box’ movement by enacting legislation regulating employers’ use of the criminal records of applicants and employees. The new Virgin Islands law: Prohibits employers from asking an applicant to disclose any information concerning: (i) an arrest or detention that did not result in a conviction; (ii)…
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What is a child abuse registry check?

For organizations that work with children, creating and maintaining a safe environment for these children is critical. This is where a child abuse registry check comes into play. A child abuse registry check allows an employer/organization to determine whether a prospective employee or volunteer has a record of child abuse or neglect. It’s an act…
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November 2018 employment: US adds 155,000 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 unchanged at 3.7 percent, while the economy added 155,000 jobs, in November. Over the year, the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed  persons declined by 0.4 percentage point and…
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Amazon drivers say background checks discriminate against minorities

A group of black and Latino former drivers for Amazon have filed a lawsuit in Suffolk Superior Court, alleging that Amazon discriminated against them when it fired them based on a background check policy. The drivers claim that in 2016, Amazon began implementing an overly strict background check policy. This new policy caught old and…
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Nearly 130 Chicago school workers out after background check review

A review of Chicago Public Schools’ background checks prompted by a newspaper investigation has resulted in 128 school district employees being terminated, recommended for dismissal or simply resigning under scrutiny. Among the 128 workers were nine teachers, 35 people classified as classroom aides, and an unspecified number of people the district lists as substitute or…
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Workplace crime costs businesses $50 billion a year

A 2017 study by Hiscox, a global specialist insurer, found that U.S. businesses affected by employee theft lost an average of $1.13 million in 2016. According to Statistic Brain, it’s a crime that costs U.S. businesses $50 billion each year. Small and midsize businesses were hit disproportionately, representing 68% of the cases. Shockingly, 22% of cases were related…
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Study: 1/3 of employees feel the greatest sense of belonging at work

Good news for employers: a third of workers feel the greatest sense of belonging in the workplace, according to EY’s Belonging Barometer study. The workplace came second in this regard, with 62% of survey respondents feeling a greater sense of belonging in their home. While today’s social climate has been associated with controversy and disagreements, this study…
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