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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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13 May Conviction Records and Washington State Employment

A new bill being introduced in Washington State (House Bill 2545), would prevent employers from inquiring about non-conviction records on initial employment applications except in cases where the inspanidual is working with children. In the interest of fairness, many States, including Massachusetts and Minnesota have...

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13 May The Truth About FBI Background Checks

Employers who are familiar with criminal background checks may have experienced some degree of confusion or frustration when researching their options. A popular assumption often made is that all background checks go through the Federal Bureau of Investigation and that all criminal records are checked....

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12 May Preventing Sex Offenders From Access to Students

In 2010, the Government Accountability Office discovered hundreds of potential sex offenders working in schools throughout the United States. In response, the House of Representatives passed a bill in October 2013 (H.R. 2083) to adjust the hiring process and limit inconsistencies across the states.  ...

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12 May Preventing Sex Offenders Access to Students

In 2010, the Government Accountability Office discovered hundreds of potential sex offenders working in schools throughout the United States. In response, the House of Representatives passed a bill in October 2013 (H.R. 2083) to adjust the hiring process and limit inconsistencies across the states. Thorough Background...

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11 May College Student Background Checks

College Campus living has always been fraught with concerns. Students wonder whether they will be compatible with their roommates, have privacy, and adjust to an environment without parental controls. Parents rely on college administrators to alleviate their concerns for the safety and well being of...

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11 May Social Media And Employee Privacy

Social media provides a method for sharing personal information such as photos and opinions with friends. When personal posts are public, they may be viewed by potential employers during the hiring process.   New digital-privacy laws are currently in effect in approximately 14 states in the...

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10 May States Creating New Regulations for Home Care Industry

An aging population will require a different level of health care for a longer period of time. Many families have opted for at-home health care assistance in the form of Home Health Care workers. At this time, there are minimal regulations –some of which is...

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09 May Issues With On-Line Mugshots

Criminal background check accuracy is imperative when making and maintaining hiring decisions. A reputable Background Check company can provide current and complete information pertaining to the status of criminal arrest and conviction records. However, there are companies who are using the Internet to take advantage...

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09 May Background Checks Vs. Civil Rights

As the use of background checks become a standard practice during the hiring process, the Equal Employment opportunity Commission (EEOC) has created guidelines for employers use of arrest and conviction records in order to prevent discrimination. New York leads the US in legal protections for people...

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