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08 May Understanding The TSA Pre-Check

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...

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07 May Criminal History Requirements for Seattle Employers

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...

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06 May Incomplete FBI Records Affect Hiring Decisions

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...

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05 May Woman to Receive $18.6 Million From Credit Bureau

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...

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04 May Background Screenings in Delaware

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...

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03 May Iowa State Senate Vote to Mandate Public School Background Checks

Background checks are an essential step prior to the hiring of teachers in many school districts. However, not all individuals who are employed and work closely with children are subject to the same scrutiny. Surprising to many parents, the State of Iowa only requires background...

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02 May Boston Proposes Enhanced Background & Court Document Reviews

A new Massachusetts State Law may cause a change in policy for Boston Public Schools. Enhanced background checks will include fingerprinting of all staff members and the possible review of court records to determine if multiple legal events may be an indication of poor character...

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01 May Child Care Safety Enhanced by Georgia Bill

Comprehensive Background Checks are necessary when protecting children. A new bill (House Bill 350) to be signed by the Governor will help ensure that all childcare workers pass a national fingerprint background check every five years. The current policy in Georgia requires day care employees to...

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30 Apr New Form I-9 Now Required

On March 8, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released the official, newly revised Form I-9 for the hiring of all new employees (link below). While it is immediately effective, a 60-day grace period is provided to allow employers processing time to accommodate using...

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29 Apr Nanny with Criminal Past Cleared Background Check

A nanny agency in Texas is in the news. Unfortunately, it is the kind of news that none of us want (see article link below). The nanny agency ran a background check that came back clear and the nanny was placed with a family. When the...

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