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18 May State Rules Differ for Sex Offender Information

Some states allow an individual to petition to be removed from a sex offender list. Fortunately, states are creating laws to protect children by strictly regulating day care center licensing. For example, in 2008, the Virginia General Assembly made it difficult for both non-violent and violent sex offenders...

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17 May Avoid Lawsuits Through Background Check Compliance

In order to avoid legal actions, employers must ensure that their background check providers are in compliance with requirements stated in the Fair Credit Reporting Act. A recent class action lawsuit has been settled and tentatively approved by a Virginia court. Dollar General has been accused...

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17 May EEO Guidelines Present Business Challenge

Criminal Background Check Guidelines Criminal Background checks are widely used across the nation. Within the last two years, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has outlined rules and provided guidance that is intended to prevent employers from discriminating potential hires on the basis of race or...

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16 May N.Y. Senator Wants More Extensive Background Checks

In light of the recent child pornography arrests across multiple states, Senator Charles Schumer of New York is calling for a more thorough screening of those inspaniduals who work with children. The recent child pornography case resulted in 70 arrests including inspaniduals who worked as a...

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16 May Ban the Box Legislation – NJ follows suit

“Ban The Box” legislation prohibits employers from asking criminal history orally or on an initial employment application. Proponents believe that this provides a "second chance" for employment to those inspaniduals with a criminal record. The goal of this legislation is to defer criminal history inquiry until...

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15 May Background Checks at Big Ten Universities

Background checks have become a standard practice when hiring within the corporate world. Universities and other higher learning institutions are initiating or enhancing the practice for faculty, staff and even students partly in light of the issues at Penn State involving former football coach, Jerry...

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14 May Massachusetts Mandates Background Checks for Schools

In the interest of child safety, school districts across the U.S. have required school all personnel to be fingerprinted. Massachusetts became the last state to mandate this type of investigation from all school districts when Governor Patrick signed H. 4307 on January 10,2013.Fingerprint information will...

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14 May Background Checks for Home Health Care Workers

As the population has aged, home health care has become a necessity. In 2012, approximately 3.5 million Americans received home health care services through Medicare. Services are also provided through private home care agencies and Medicaid.  Many states require some background screening in order to protect...

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