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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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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 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...

The accuracy of your personal Credit Report is important as it can affect your financial profile and ability to get a loan. There are three large Credit Bureaus Trans Union, Experian, and Equifax. Since much of the data they obtain is automated, there are often mistakes....