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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