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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...

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...

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...

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...

In May of 2013, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed legislation – Senate Bill 91, Prohibit Expunction Inquiry – that will prohibit employers or educational institutions from requesting that job applicants provide information regarding arrests, criminal charges, or criminal convictions that have been expunged. The...

In order for frequent airport travelers to reduce time consuming long security lines, the Transportation Security Administration now offers a “pre-check” service. An enrollment fee is accompanied by an interview and a background check. The TSA will then send you to a preferred wait line and...

As of November 1, 2013, Seattle employers will follow new compliance requirements when using criminal history information during the employment screening process. Seattle Municipal code, Chapter 14.17, Ordinance 124201 was approved in June and states that Seattle employers must do the following: - Consider all job...

Employers require complete and up-to-date background check information when making decisions. While many assume that FBI records are the best choice, it has been found that thousands of records are incomplete. An advocacy group for low wage earners known as the National Employment Law Project has...

A poor credit rating may impact your life and reputation in many ways including your job opportunities and your ability to obtain credit. As a result of litigation, a jury has ordered Equifax to pay the largest financial settlement ever, $18.6 Million to a consumer as...

In order to prevent cases of child abuse, Delaware’s Attorney General Beau Biden is urging employee screening for employees of youth programs and summer camps. While many currently conduct background checks, Attorney General Biden is encouraging parents to contact programs n order to be sure...