Some States Enact New Fingerprint Background Check Laws

In an effort to improve the safety of schools and childcare, some states have recently enacted new fingerprint backgroun...

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Trucking Industry Roundup: Safe Hiring in a Challenging Space

The trucking industry plays a critical role in the economy, but hiring has become problematic in recent years. A look ar...

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How Should Businesses Approach Hiring the Formerly Incarcerated?

A vast number of Americans have been incarcerated, and the challenges they face upon release often include getting a job...

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Why Pre-Employment Screening & Ongoing Criminal Monitoring Really Matter

Are tools to screen for past crimes or recent criminal acts really worth the effort to obtain and use? Yes—very much so....

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Teachers Accused of Abuse: Highlighting the Importance of Protecting Students

In this quick roundup of recent news, we look at how failures and lapses at the institutional level can leave students v...

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Nationwide Housing Crisis Drives Controversy Over Tenant Screening

With a housing market leaving many buyers shut out and a rental market burdened by inflation, controversy has erupted ov...

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Lengthy Background Checks in the Cannabis Sector Can Delay Business Openings

Background checks are an important part of the marijuana industry, from the licensing process to the staffing of individ...

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Screening Summer Camps for a Safe, Fun Season

Camps are a major part of the summer season, and for parents who work, camps and summer daycares are a vital asset. What...

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Can Accusations of a Crime Do as Much Damage as a Conviction?

Following a 2008 murder, police charged a man and held him in jail for more than eight years before he was acquitted. Th...

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Why Truck Driver Background Checks Are Still Important – Even During a Nationwide Trucker Shortage

Keywords: criminal background check, truck driver background check, trucking background checks, ongoing monitoring The...

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With Job Openings Hitting New Highs, What Does the Future Hold?

As the labor market continues to recover from its pandemic-driven lows, job openings have hit record highs—creating oppo...

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AI Support in Background Checks: The Future?

With applications for machine intelligence on the rise, some have turned to applying these techniques to due diligence. ...

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Some Schools Look at Social Media During Hiring. Should They?

At a time when many details of our lives are online, some employers think that social media information should factor in...

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What You Need to Know about the Push for Marijuana Decriminalization on the Federal Level

Congress is considering bills that would decriminalize marijuana on the federal level. Find out what this news means for...

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What Is the Value of Using a State-Level Criminal History Search on a Background Check?

What value can a state background check bring to your pre-employment screening process? Here's what you need to know abo...

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How Can Hiring Practices Impact Cybersecurity Risks for Business?

When hiring new employees, businesses often think about the tangible risks of crime or violence—but what about cybersecu...

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Changes to Background Check Policies Triggered by Critical Hiring Need

Amid low employment rates and historic resignation numbers, should employers lower their standards for pre-employment ba...

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Wider Availability of Dating App Background Checks Reveals Concerns

In an effort to make online and app-based dating safer, some companies have rolled out in-app background checks. Now, a ...

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A Roundup of Recent Sex Offender and Sexual Misconduct News Stores; How Can Employers Avoid These Types of Disasters?

Sexual misconduct is a far-too-common fixture in the news, even involving individuals with clear red flags like criminal...

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Oklahoma Lawmakers Consider Improvements to Criminal Expungement Process

Oklahoma is the latest state to seek significant reform in the process of criminal record expungement. The state is cons...

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News Roundup: Arrests Across the Nation for Child Pornography

Among the most heinous types of crimes to investigate and prosecute, child pornography cases and incidents involving the...

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Unemployment Agency’s Poor Policies Led to Potentially Risky Hires

Effective use of background checks requires good governance and oversight. In Michigan, auditors found one agency fallin...

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Is Gainesville the Next City to Embrace Ban the Box for Private Employers?

Gainesville could soon become the first jurisdiction in Florida to ban the box for private employers. More than a dozen ...

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US Military Service Members Have New Pathways to Transition

Re-entering civilian society after military service has always been a challenge. Some programs aim to provide inroads fo...

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How Far Back Does a Background Check Go? (2022 update)

How far back do background checks go? Learn how much information employers and others can access when background checks ...

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Worrying Gaps in Georgia Criminal Records Databases: What Employers Should Know

A recent report indicated that Georgia’s state-level criminal records databases were missing huge amounts of criminal hi...

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Uber Vetting Issues - Documentation Screenings Flag Transgender, Nonbinary Applicants

Uber is facing accusations that its ridesharing background screening protocols negatively and disproportionately impact ...

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Can Background Checks Foster Safer Environments in Churches?

With widespread concerns about safety for the vulnerable in religious organizations, more guardrails may contribute to p...

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Does the Need for Caregivers Clash With the Need for Background Checks?

In a competitive labor market, how can employers in childcare, foster care, or senior care balance the obligation of run...

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Delaware Audit Reveals Room for Improvement in Educational Background Checks

The State of Delaware recently audited its Department of Education and all school districts for compliance with criminal...

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As Businesses Struggle to Find Talent in 2022, Are Ex-Offenders Being Overlooked?

Amidst low unemployment rates, widespread labor shortages, and a historic "Great Resignation," should employers be think...

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HomeAdvisor Faces Scrutiny Over Allegedly Insufficient Background Checks

HomeAdvisor, a site for connecting homeowners with contractors, says they carefully vet all those listed on their site. ...

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New Jersey Bans the Box for Housing: What Tenants Should Know

A new law in New Jersey protects the rights of prospective tenants by effectively banning the box on housing application...

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What Aren’t Your Applicants Telling You About Their Resumés?

Lying on job applications and especially in resumés is shockingly common. How can hiring managers verify the trustworthi...

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Navigating Situations Where Would-Be Volunteers Bristle at Volunteer Background Checks

How can your volunteer organization utilize volunteer background checks in a way that fulfills due diligence responsibil...

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A Look at the Growing Push to Regulate AI in the Hiring Process

AI in the hiring process could be headed toward more regulation in the coming years. A new law in New York City requires...

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Tinder Adds New Resources for Survivors, Still Plans Background Checks

Attempting to fight back against perceptions that dating platforms are ripe for abuse, Tinder recently announced a new s...

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Worrying Gaps in Georgia Criminal Records Databases: What Employers Should Know

A recent report indicated that Georgia’s state-level criminal records databases were missing huge amounts of criminal hi...

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Are Financial Service Firms Making Risky Hiring Choices?

Safe hiring is vital in industries such as finance, where employees may have access to assets and funds. Are these firms...

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Fatal 2019 Truck Crash Linked to Improper Driver Vetting, Training

The fiery 2019 Lakewood crash killed four people and made fresh headlines when the driver received a 110-year sentence. ...

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Recruiting Substitute Teachers Poses Challenges for Schools, Amidst Severe Staffing Shortages

A nationwide teacher shortage makes it difficult for schools to staff their classrooms. As schools scramble to find subs...

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Arrests, Dismissed Charges, ‘Not Guilty’ Verdicts, and Expungement: Understanding the Nuances of Criminal Records and Background Checks

Sometimes, background checks can show criminal information not linked to a conviction or guilty verdict. Here’s what you...

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4 Tips for Talent Retention in 2022

Dubbed the “Great Resignation” by media outlets, the significant trend of employees leaving their positions and seeking ...

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Tips for Finding a Home Caregiver

The population is aging, and with that trend comes a growing need for in-home senior care. If you are hiring a caregiver...

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Teachers in Arizona and New Hampshire Accused of Misconduct

Reports of sexual assault and misconduct by teachers against their students continue. We consider the latest updates and...

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Baltimore County Failed to Do Background Checks for 1,200 Employees

A government audit in Maryland’s Baltimore County has found that some 1,200 staffers have never gone through background ...

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COVID-Induced Shortages Create Headaches and Risks for Schools

With another powerful wave of Covid-19 causing many teachers to miss work due to illness, many districts face critical s...

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NYC’s Fair Chance Tenant Background Checks Bill Dead Without a Vote – for Now

A Fair Chance bill that would have heavily restricted tenant background checks for landlords in New York City died in th...

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Why Background Check Your Date? Recent Viral TikTok Video Gives an Answer

Is it safe to go on a date with the person you matched with on Tinder or Hinge? A thorough background screening of your ...

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Should Background Checks Have a Place in State Politics?

Do political candidates need background checks? Many have questions after a local news team revealed that one mayoral ca...

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Bill to Ban Tenant Background Checks in New York City Fails to Pass

Lauded by activists as a progressive step to expand access to housing, a last-minute attempt to pass a bill restricting ...

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The debate over clean slate laws

Clean slate laws could help millions of Americans by making it easier to expunge criminal records. But are there drawbac...

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Volunteer Firefighter Facing Felony Rape Charge Hired Due to Oversight

A South Carolina volunteer fire department hired an individual facing felony charges in another state, highlighting the ...

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Florida Tragedy Shows Background Checks Are a Crucial Tool for Landlords

In the wake of a tragedy in Florida, the state could pass a law requiring building employee background checks for apartm...

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Slow Chicago-Area Background Checks Lead to Hiring Delays

Designed to create safer opportunities for hiring, background checks can sometimes introduce delays into the process. Ar...

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What the Healthcare Employee Shortage Means for Hiring in the Medical Field

Covid-19 exacerbates an already severe employee shortage in the healthcare field. We explore some of the ways this short...

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Childcare Providers Face a Challenging Labor Landscape

Devastated by the pandemic, the childcare industry has struggled to bounce back even as demand rises with parents return...

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Can AI-Based Hiring Tools Be Fixed?

AI-based hiring tools were touted to save employers time, streamline hiring, and even remove bias from the hiring proces...

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Florida May Mandate Background Checks for Apartment Workers

Following a murder at a student rental apartment near the University of Florida, some lawmakers have proposed changes to...

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CFPB Warns Against Name-Only Matches, Says They May Violate FCRA

The FCRA establishes a broad range of consumer protections. A recent government advisory from the CFPB clarified that ce...

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Employers Experiment with Removing Barriers to Hiring, From Resumes to Background Checks

Some employers are experimenting with “open hiring”, a strategy of hiring new employees without interviews, background c...

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Missouri Boarding School Sues to Halt Background Check Requirement

After the Missouri legislature closed a loophole allowing some organizations to forego background checks, one religious ...

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Connecticut Legislative Committee Explains Potential New Direction for Preventing Youth Abuse

Strong teacher, coach, and volunteer background checks can help prevent abuse in schools, youth sports, and other organi...

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Did a New Orleans Charter School Rehire an Employee Fired Over Background Check Findings?

The charter school in New Orleans that faced controversy for falsifying employee background check records is back in the...

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Policy Changes and Labor Challenges Mean Fewer Drug Tests

With more states legalizing marijuana for all adults and pressing labor shortages in many industries, some employers hav...

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EEOC Updates Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements After Sweeping Biden Order

The EEOC has updated its guidance for employers requiring vaccinations for workers. The document covers how employers ca...

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The Importance of Dates of Birth in Background Checks

In Michigan, lawmakers and courts continue to debate whether to include dates of birth on court records. Learn why the d...

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Working remote post Covid

The ongoing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and a nationwide reassessment of work and jobs mean that remote workers coul...

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Labor Shortages, Background Check Delays, and the Risk of Reduced Vigilance

Labor shortages and background check bottlenecks have some employers wondering if they should lower their standards to f...

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5 Sample Background Checks

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Bifurcated Background Checks: Changes in the NYC Fair Chance Act

Recent changes to the NYC Fair Chance Act changed the way that employers conduct non-criminal screening procedures. Lear...

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Sanction Screening: What You Need to Know

As important as they are, these checks are only one piece of the puzzle, particularly for organizations dealing with hig...

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What Does Disposition Mean on a Background Check?

Learning a few important terms will simplify the effort of analyzing detailed background reports as you vet candidates f...

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Ensuring the Information in Your Background Check Is Accurate

What appears on your own background check? Learn how to find out for yourself. Avoid surprises and see what your backgro...

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Avoiding Legal Exposure From Faulty FCRA Disclosures

The FCRA requires employers to provide standalone disclosures about background checks to applicants. Learn how simple mi...

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Staying on Top of Changes in "Ban the Box" Laws

Local employment laws change frequently, introducing new potential hurdles for hiring managers. There's never a bad time...

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What shows up on a criminal background check

Most jobs require a background screening. Candidates do not always understand how background checks work or which types ...

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Introduction to International Criminal Background Checks

While most employers are used to structuring their background check process around domestic candidate pools, an increasi...

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State Failed to Run Background Checks Before Granting Professional Licenses

Description: An audit of the state licensing body in Massachusetts recently found that the office did not conduct crimin...

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Questions to Ask Youth Sports Organizations When Enrolling Your Kids

Youth sports can be an enriching, rewarding activity for kids, but it can also be a dangerous one. Here are four questio...

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Employers That Have Hourly Employees

Whether you are a job seeker looking for an hourly position or a business owner trying to structure an hourly employment...

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Harvard Business School Report Calls into Question the Viability of Automated Hiring Technologies

Automated hiring software was supposed to streamline the hiring process. According to a recent report from Harvard, it’s...

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The Latest News with Background Checks and Dating Apps

Match Group will soon begin beta testing for the background check feature of its popular Tinder app. That development co...

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Video Resumes: The Way of the Future?

Are video resumes the key to future recruitment and hiring? In the wake of a TikTok resume project, questions remain abo...

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Recent Supreme Court FCRA Ruling Could Have Implications for Employee Background Screening

A recent Supreme Court ruling on an FCRA class action lawsuit could have implications for employers. While the lawsuit c...

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New York City Unveils New Ban the Box Concept: Two-Step Background Checks

Due to amendments to the New York City Fair Chance Act, employers in the city must now divide their employee background ...

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Forensic Audit Brings New Clarity to Case Regarding Falsified Background Checks for Teachers

A forensic audit of a charter school in New Orleans has seemingly identified the person behind the school’s falsified ba...

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Michigan Could Redact Date-of-Birth from Some Records; What It Means for Background Checks

Michigan is considering a rule that would redact date-of-birth information from court records. If the amendment goes thr...

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Will My Speeding Ticket Show Up on a Background Check?

If you’ve recently been cited for breaking the speed limit, you may be wondering whether the infraction could have an im...

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Vermont Mental Health Agency Must Repay Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare Payments Due to Background Check Lapse

A mental health services agency in Vermont recently agreed to repay $170,000 in improperly billed Medicare, Medicaid, an...

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Can I dispute a false-positive drug test?

Have you failed a drug test that was required for your job? Do you believe that you fell victim to a false positive with...

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Employment History

If you are applying for a job, chances are that you will need to disclose at least some details about your employment hi...

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Ban the Box: Summer 2021 Update

We look at the latest updates in ban the box legislation, including a bill that could take ban the box nationwide, juris...

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Can a Background Check Reveal Past Employers?

It's a fact: job seekers often lie on their resumes. According to a 2017 survey conducted by executive search firm Offic...

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Conducting a Reference Check

Reference checks are a common step of the hiring strategy for most employers, usually slotted into the interview process...

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Summer Camps Prepare to Return in 2021; What Parents Should Know

Many summer camps are likely to return in 2021 following a year off due to COVID-19. Here’s what parents should know abo...

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Tenant Background Checks Continue to Spark Controversy

More legislators are pushing for significant restrictions to tenant background checks. We examine bills that could chang...

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Contractor Background Check

Employers that structure their hiring and background check policies around employment arrangements may wonder: are there...

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Is There a Totally Free Background Check?

Whether you need to hire someone for a job or you want to look back at your own history, you might wonder if there are a...

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CDC and EEOC Guidance about Covid-19 Vaccinations

The CDC recently issued guidance that individuals who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no longer need to wear...

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Why Background Checks for Volunteers Are Necessary

Overlooking volunteer background checks can jeopardize your business just as much as skipping employee vetting. From vol...

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North Carolina Moves to Require Fingerprint Background Checks for Teachers

Legislators in North Carolina are seeking to make fingerprint background checks the standard vetting process for teacher...

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The Latest Developments in the Tenant Background Check and Fair Housing Debate

The debate over tenant background checks and fair housing matters continues, with recent developments in Philadelphia, G...

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What Is Negligent Hiring? How Can Employers Avoid it?

This negligence is when an employer is blamed or held liable for an injury caused by one of its employees to a third par...

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Does Your School Need to Review Its Teacher Background Checks?

Two recent news stories highlight the importance of regular reviews for teacher background check policies at educational...

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Failed Background Check After Receiving a Job Offer - What's Next?

Matching a person to a job is hard work, which is why it is a victory to find the perfect candidate and extend him or he...

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New Marijuana Expungement Laws Take Effect in Two States

New York and Michigan are the latest states to pass laws making expungement easier for individuals with misdemeanor mari...

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EEOC Files Lawsuit Against New York School District for Alleged Equal Pay Violation

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed an equal pay lawsuit against a New York school district, al...

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Illinois Adds New Restrictions for Employers Using Criminal Background Checks

Illinois recently updated its Human Rights Act to include restrictions for the use of criminal background checks in hiri...

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Background Screening Waived for Staff at Migrant Facilities

The Biden administration has come under fire for waiving FBI background checks at emergency migrant facilities near the ...

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How to Run a Proper Background Check on Your Nanny

Deciding to hire a nanny is a significant decision for any parent. Hiring a nanny means handing off a portion of your ch...

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What Does a Background Check Show? (2022 Update)

What does a background check show? The answer is complex due to the broad number of factors that different records searc...

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Background Checks to Protect Minors

We help agencies comply with the background check requirements that help keep minors safe during adoption, foster care, ...

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Background Screening for Dating Goes Mainstream: Tinder Adds Background Checks

Match Group, the company that owns Tinder and several other dating apps, recently announced that it would be rolling out...

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Should COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Waive Background Screening Requirements for Healthcare Workers?

As COVID-19 vaccines become more readily available, vaccination clinics and other mass vaccine sites face challenges in ...

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Child Care, Foster Care, and Background Checks to Protect Minors

Which background checks are required for adoption or foster care? We take a closer look at background screening for chil...

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How much does a background check cost?

Usually, when someone asks about this cost, they are referring to the cost of the most common type of pre-employment inv...

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Background Checks for Home Caregivers

Elder abuse is both prevalent and frequently overlooked. Thorough employee background screening of home care professiona...

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FCRA Compliance Requirements for Employers Running Background Checks

If you plan to evaluate a candidate’s past as part of your pre-employment screening process, you need to be aware of the...

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Here's What Employers Look for When They Run a Background Check

When it comes to the pre-employment vetting processes, every employer will approach things differently, depending on the...

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An Update on Clean Slate Legislation

More states and jurisdictions are taking steps to increase the accessibility of expungement and criminal record sealing....

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Fast-Tracking Volunteer Background Checks

Volunteer background checks are critical to every volunteer-driven effort and organization. At backgroundchecks.com, we ...

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A Legal Update on Background Screening Laws in Philadelphia and Illinois

Legislative changes in Philadelphia and Illinois will affect how employers in these jurisdictions use background checks ...

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An Update on Fair Chance Housing Ordinances and Tenant Background Checks

Landlords in 2021 must navigate significant regulatory upheaval in tenant background checks and federal housing vouchers...

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Boy Scouts: Why Background Checks Matter

As Boy Scouts of America faces bankruptcy, dissolution, and sexual abuse allegations from 95,000 former members, the org...

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Best Practices for Tenant Screening

Tenant background screening is a fraught category of background checks due to ethical questions and new policies. Parts ...

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Workplace Drug Testing: What You Need to Know

Is your organization considering a drug screening protocol in the workplace? Here’s what you need to know about pre-empl...

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New York City Expands Fair Chance Employment Ordinance

A new amendment to New York City’s Fair Chance Act significantly expands ban the box legislation. The changes will affec...

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The importance of identifying information in background checks.

Name-based background checks are a vital tool for businesses hiring new employees, but they come with caveats. Learn abo...

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Avoiding Data Bias When Hiring

Using AI in hiring can help bring new efficiencies to the process. It can also bring “data bias,” in which an AI framewo...

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Trends in Background Checks to Watch in 2021

How will employee background checks change and evolve in 2021? Few people could have predicted the ways that hiring and ...

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What You Need to Know About Background Checks for Caregivers

In-home caregivers are a vital part of the healthcare sector. These workers allow many elderly individuals to maintain i...

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What Not to Do with Kids Sports Background Screening

Kids' sports background screening policies represent a critical responsibility for youth sports organizations as they se...

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Pandemic Demands Drive New Usage of Temp Workers

With some industries devastated and others buoyed by the pandemic, businesses are using more temp workers to fill the ga...

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Things to Remember When Hiring Healthcare Workers

As healthcare organizations take steps to fight the surging COVID-19 pandemic, many are seeking reinforcements in full-t...

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Why Background Screening Is Important

Most modern employers conduct employee background checks as part of their hiring protocol. A 2018 survey conducted by th...

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How Should Companies Handle Employee Vetting in a Work-From-Home World?

When the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic spurred lockdowns that swept across the nation, many employers found themselves...

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Boy Scouts and Background Checks

Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is facing a higher-than-expected number of sexual abuse claims from former members. The moun...

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What Proposition 22 Means for Uber, Lyft, and Ridesharing Background Checks

On November 3, voters in California approved “Proposition 22,” a proposal that effectively creates a brand-new employmen...

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Can Background Checks Verify Salary?

One of the key pieces of information that employers want to know during the hiring process is a candidate’s salary histo...

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Controversies Brew Over Rules Impacting Housing Access

Across the United States, there are more than half a million individuals who go without a home each night. Efforts to co...

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Navigating EEOC Compliance During COVID-19

To say that the COVID-19 pandemic turned the business world upside-down is an understatement. From a massive shift to re...

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How Fast Can Background Checks Be Done?

“How fast are employee background checks?” is a common question among employers and job seekers. When choosing a backgro...

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New Law Change in Pennsylvania Makes ‘Clean Slate’ More Accessible to Ex-Offenders

Two years ago, Pennsylvania passed a revolutionary law that vowed to automatically seal tens of millions of criminal rec...

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Major Challenges Persist in the Fight to Keep Children Safe

Many families include parents who both work outside of the home. As a result, the childcare industry is worth billions o...

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Candidate Background Check Red Flags

If there is one overarching reason why employers conduct background checks, it’s to discover “red flags” about prospecti...

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Banning the Box on College Applications

Could ban the box policies be heading toward college campuses? Based on a new law pending in Pennsylvania, the answer is...

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EEOC Takes Aim at Discriminatory Business Practices

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s purview isn’t limited to setting guidelines for hiring and publishing expl...

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What Type of Background Checks Do Schools Do?

All employers have a responsibility to ensure the safest work environment possible for their employees. Schools and scho...

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Why Background Screening for Locksmiths and Other Contractors Is Essential

Are you hiring a locksmith or other contractor for renovating your house, updating the electrical wiring at your busines...

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Update Roundup: What’s New with “Ban the Box”

Hiring new employees is often a more complex process than business owners anticipate. Alongside crafting enticing job ad...

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How Is Recruitment Impacted by COVID 19?

Recruitment in 2020 has been a major challenge for employers across many industries, due in part to its unpredictable sh...

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Lawsuit Alleges Corruption and Background Check Failures in NYC School Transportation Department

Recent developments within New York City’s Department of Education—specifically its Office of Pupil Transportation (OPT)...

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The Future of School

For years, technology has been altering the landscape of education, adding eLearning and other online learning approache...

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Catholic Church Continues to Fall Short on Abuse Prevention

As chronicled in Oscar-winning movies such as Spotlight, the emergence of the Catholic Church's long struggle with sexua...

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Do Landlords Do Background Checks?

Background checks are a part of the housing application process for most landlords. From apartment complexes to rental h...

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Background Checks and Diversity

Background checks—from criminal history checks to resume verification checks to driving record checks—play vital roles i...

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Top 25 hourly rates at Fortune 500 companies (updated for 2021)

Hourly rates and minimum wages have received a lot of attention in the media in recent years thanks to a political push ...

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Uber Accused of Negligent Business Practices in Latest Suit

Alleging that Uber misrepresents the safety of its services and does little to provide oversight of its drivers' actions...

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Are Background Checks an Invasion of Privacy?

When it comes to the interactions between an employer and their employees, privacy must always be a core tenet of the re...

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Data Breaches Are Becoming More Common at Hospitals

Data breaches have become an area of concern across multiple industries from retail to finance in recent years. The brea...

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Cheerleading Association's Ban List Featured Glaring Omissions

After the Larry Nasser abuse scandal rocked the world of gymnastics, many observers thought that it would be a watershed...

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What Is a Third-Party Background Check?

Within employee background checks, “third-party background check” refers to an employer hiring an outside company to per...

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Proposed Tenant Background Check Bans Draw Criticism

For the formerly incarcerated, the process of re-entering society involves a difficult path with many challenges. Advoca...

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Ban the Box? Some Municipalities Go the Other Way

Providing a path back to employment for formerly incarcerated individuals is a common goal, but not every locale is on b...

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Are Background Checks Run by State?

One of the common points of confusion around background checks is how geography figures into the equation. Contrary to p...

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Salary History Bans Pick up Steam

Can employers still ask about salary history? Not long ago, it was common for employers to request salary information as...

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COVID-19 Creates a Patchwork Landscape of Childcare Policies

An industry that generates tens of billions of dollars in revenue every year, childcare has sustained severe impacts fro...

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How Do People Do Background Checks for Freelancers?

With the growth of the gig economy, freelancing is becoming more common every year. In 2018, a study conducted by Freela...

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Marijuana Decriminalization and Recent Expungement Laws Are Opening Doors for Ex-Offenders

Recent legislative trends in the legalization and decriminalization of marijuana and the expungement of past criminal of...

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Food Trucks Still Face an Uncertain Business & Regulatory Environment

Food trucks are far from a novelty—mobile food vendors operate everywhere from Alaska to Idaho. However, just a decade a...

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Which Background Checks Are Needed for Tutors?

 Are you thinking about hiring a tutor for your child? Because of coronavirus, interest is on the upswing for tutors, Zu...

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The Future of Credit Checks

Do credit checks have a future as part of the employee background check process? As legislation increasingly restricts t...

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Kentucky Nonprofit Steps in to Help Parents Afford Background Checks for Tutors

As the start of the 2020 school year arrives, many parents nationwide are facing challenging choices about how to balanc...

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How to Optimize the Onboarding of New Employees as We Return to Work

Employers are at a crossroads in their journey through the COVID-19 pandemic. They have had a whirlwind of a year, from ...

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Volunteers and Caregivers: Background Check Policies

Which role should background checks play for aged care providers? Michigan recently took a big step in standardizing cer...

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Getting Ready to Fast-Track Hiring After the Pandemic

COVID-19 has effectively brought the economy to a grinding halt. 42 states (as well as Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.)...

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Uber and Lyft Face Backlash for Classifying Workers as Independent Contractors

Should Uber and Lyft consider their drivers employees? This question is at the center of a growing debate concerning the...

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Why Do Incomplete Background Checks Cause Problems?

Most American employers conduct background checks as part of their hiring approach. According to a survey from HR.com, 9...

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Modernizing Background Checks: The Impact of Technology

Though it's hard to imagine now, employee background checks are only a few decades ahead of tedious, paper-based process...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of America Pledge to Do More After Poor Report

With more than 4,000 local chapters spread across the country, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America are among the largest a...

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How Are HR Departments Dealing with the Pandemic?

Human resource departments have been facing unprecedented challenges since the COVID-19 pandemic began. How can you nour...

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What You Should Know About the New Executive Order Impacting Federal Contractors and Immigration

Companies that contract with the federal government should be aware of a new federal executive order that could have an ...

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Shelby County and Bethesda County Consider Ban the Box Changes

After a slow start in the late 1990s and the early 2000s, the ban the box movement gained steam based on a simple idea: ...

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What Are the Best Practices for Hiring New Employees After the Pandemic?

While the pandemic is not over, the job market has reached a point of relative stability compared to March and April. In...

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Eliminating Bias in Tenant Background Checks

While some municipalities have taken steps in recent years to limit how landlords vet prospective tenants, tenant backgr...

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HR Must Adapt to Support a New Normal in the Office

As workplaces around the world grapple with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, many have begun the hard work of thi...

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A Mid-Year Compliance Report: The Impacts of Marijuana Legalization

In 2012, Colorado and Washington made history by becoming the first two states in the country to legalize the recreation...

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Care.com Hit with Large Settlement Over False Background Check Claims

Where do you turn when you need help finding a regular babysitter, or someone to watch over your pets while you're away ...

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How Has COVID-19 Impacted Recruiting

According to CEO Today Magazine, the size of the job staffing industry in the United States has fallen 21 percent, from ...

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A Mid-Year Compliance Report: Pay Equity Laws

Last week, we explored some of the legislation and compliance changes that have occurred so far in 2020 in the ban the b...

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Getting a Job During a Global Pandemic

When unemployment began to swell in March 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic gained speed, some observers believed that it wo...

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How to Fast Track Hiring During the Pandemic

COVID-19 has posed multiple challenges to employers trying to fill new positions. Many businesses have had to respond to...

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A Mid-Year Ban the Box Compliance Report: Ban the Box

2020 has been a hectic year for everyone, but especially for employers. First, businesses had to contend with the stay-a...

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Georgia Joins States Expanding Options for Record Expungement

A criminal record of any kind is a potential barrier to everything from housing to employment to credit. Though applican...

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Why Will Background Checks Matter Even More after COVID-19?

In June, the United States economy gained 4.8 million jobs—not only blowing past the predicted job gain figure of 2.9 mi...

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Will Colleges and Universities Face a Staffing Shortage This Fall?

What will the fall hold for colleges and universities? Across the country, students and families are asking this questio...

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HR Technology Equips Businesses with Vital Tools for Success

Technology has always been a vital component of success in business, but in the modern world of enterprise, it is more c...

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Which New Jobs Have Been Created During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

For the most part, the coronavirus has been devastating to the economy and the job market. At the peak of the first emer...

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