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Uber settles “industry-leading background check” class-action for $28.5M

Uber settles “industry-leading background check” class-action for $28.5M | Background Checks | Scoop.it

Plaintiffs: Uber didn't require fingerprints from drivers, so it wasn't top-notch.

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Philadelphia Toughens It’s “Ban the Box” Law to Include All Employers

Philadelphia Toughens It’s “Ban the Box” Law to Include All Employers | Background Checks | Scoop.it
By Eric B. Meyer The City of Philadelphia announced this week that Mayor Michael Nutter has signed an Executive Order to implement this amendment to the ci
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Trouble in the Magic Kingdom: Disney Finds Itself the Villain in This Fairytale

Disney is known for its fairytales and happy endings. Usually its adorable characters and feel-good plots earn it wide acclaim. But recently, a California judge agreed with the...
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HIRING » EEOC amps up attack on background checks

HIRING »  EEOC amps up attack on background checks | Background Checks | Scoop.it
On April 25, 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII o...
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Uber Is Being Audited By Rudy Giuliani's Team About Its Driver Background Check Process

Uber Is Being Audited By Rudy Giuliani's Team About Its Driver Background Check Process | Background Checks | Scoop.it
"Being a leader means putting our processes under scrutiny of outside parties," says CEO Travis Kalanick. (Uber will run 2 mil background checks this yr.
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Part of putting safety first is our process for screening every driver on the platform. We have developed a multi-component background check process that leads the industry.  All ridesharing and licensed livery partners must undergo background checks, which include three levels of screening – county, multi-state and federal.  This is in addition to regulatory agency background checks required for licensed livery partners.

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The Background Check Checklist: Avoiding Pitfalls in Screening Process

The Background Check Checklist: Avoiding Pitfalls in Screening Process | Background Checks | Scoop.it
By Samantha Southall There was a time when employment background checks were reserved for those entering very specific careers; government jobs with access to sensitive information, those … (The Background Check Checklist: Avoiding Pitfalls in Screening...
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Ohio helping ex-offenders and employers succeed

Ohio helping ex-offenders and employers succeed | Background Checks | Scoop.it
Helping ex-offenders and employers succeed
WTAM.com
The employer cannot be sued for negligent hiring. Lisa Smith, of Community Re-Entry Inc.
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There's a new tool to help both the ex-offender and the employer. The State of Ohio is issuing Certificates of Achievement, and Certificates of Qualification for Employment.

The certificates absolve the employer of any liability if the former offender does something illegal on the job. The employer cannot be sued for negligent hiring.

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Obama administration warns employers about overzealous background checks

Obama administration warns employers about overzealous background checks | Background Checks | Scoop.it
Obama administration warns employers about overzealous background checks
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Organizations trust FYI Screening to dig deeper and deliver thorough, accurate and compliant background checks.

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EEOC’s criminal background check policy under fire

EEOC’s criminal background check policy under fire | Background Checks | Scoop.it
Race discrimination, federal administrative power, state law, and the right of a...
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Employers should develop a comprehensive background check policy that weighs business necessity versus possible discrimination claims.

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Federal, state laws ensure little change for marijuana users

Federal, state laws ensure little change for marijuana users | Background Checks | Scoop.it
Press Herald Federal, state laws ensure little change for marijuana users Press Herald “The passage of the referendum does not change that expectation.” Any condition that impairs an employee's ability to work safely may be subject to disciplinary...
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Employers will still be able to forbid their employees to use marijuana, and if that employer receives any federal funding, it is expressly prohibited from allowing any employees to use the drug.

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A backgroud check should be a constant in any hiring process.

A backgroud check should be a constant in any hiring process. | Background Checks | Scoop.it
Do Employment Background Checks
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In retrospect, the key employee who stole from the employer would have flunked background checks in three areas. He was on probation.
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The primary goal of an employee background check is to provide an organization with the highest quality, most accurate information it needs to make a hiring or retention decision.

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Demand for criminal background checks at record level in R.I.

Demand for criminal background checks at record level in R.I. | Background Checks | Scoop.it
PROVIDENCE — Demand for criminal background checks has never been higher in Rhode Island.Want to work as a massage therapist, schoolteacher, motorcycling instructor or caretaker in a nursing home? Need...
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“I would say more and more employers think it’s important to understand someone’s background before they hire them,” says Karyn Rhodes, a consultant with the Cornerstone Group, which advises employers on hiring practices.

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Be proactive on background check - The Detroit News

Be proactive on background check - The Detroit News | Background Checks | Scoop.it
Be proactive on background check The Detroit News While I understand that criminal background checks could be used by some employers as a de facto way to discriminate in hiring, in my experience of running a small business for 20 years, I believe...
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If you’re looking for a job, it’s a good idea to be proactive about any issues that may show up on a background check.

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Is Your Company FCRA Compliant? 5 Ways To Avoid Costly Lawsuits

Is Your Company FCRA Compliant? 5 Ways To Avoid Costly Lawsuits | Background Checks | Scoop.it
Before your company is taken to court, make sure you are FCRA compliant. This will help you to avoid costly lawsuits for your business.
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Background Checks, Screening and Your Nonprofit

Background Checks, Screening and Your Nonprofit | Background Checks | Scoop.it
Background Screening Basics for Nonprofits http://t.co/L2tCz4Rfsz #HR #NonProfits #EmploymentBackgroundScreening http://t.co/WrRBLoJamd
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Uber Will Conduct Background Checks In India After A Delhi Woman Was Allegedly Raped By Her Driver

Uber Will Conduct Background Checks In India After A Delhi Woman Was Allegedly Raped By Her Driver | Background Checks | Scoop.it
Uber announced the new background checks in response to a change.org petition.
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Read this before screening job candidates online

Read this before screening job candidates online | Background Checks | Scoop.it
CNBC
Read this before screening job candidates online
CNBC
It's also made it a lot easier for business owners screening job candidates to run afoul of employment law without even knowing it.
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7 privacy rights you're losing at work

7 privacy rights you're losing at work | Background Checks | Scoop.it
MarketWatch
7 privacy rights you're losing at work
MarketWatch
Others, including David Siegel, chief executive of Westgate Resorts, told employees: “I will have no choice but to reduce the size of this company.” 7.
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Bill would require background checks for strip clubs

Bill would require background checks for strip clubs | Background Checks | Scoop.it
Bill would require background checks for strip clubs
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The city's Board of Licenses votes to shut down Cheaters Gentleman's Club for 45 days.
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Legally high, legally fired for marijuana use

Legally high, legally fired for marijuana use | Background Checks | Scoop.it
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Legally high, legally fired for marijuana use
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Urine specimens are standard procedure for drug screenings.
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Many of the positive tests are coming from workers in transportation, manufacturing and construction jobs.

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Your Job Search and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

Your Job Search and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) | Background Checks | Scoop.it
If you haven’t heard, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has introduced a bill to prohibit the use of credit checks during the recruiting process. This is sure to be an interesting legislative debate and one worth watching.
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Pot-Smoking Quadriplegic’s Firing Shows Haze in Drug Testing

Pot-Smoking Quadriplegic’s Firing Shows Haze in Drug Testing | Background Checks | Scoop.it
Coats, 34, was fired as a customer service representative at satellite TV provider Dish Network Corp. after failing a random drug test, even though Coats lives in Colorado where marijuana is legal for medical use.
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Report recommends changes in prison sentences

Report recommends changes in prison sentences | Background Checks | Scoop.it
Report recommends changes in prison sentences Shreveport Times It points out that most of the minimum sentences are for drug-related crimes yet “numerous violent crimes, such as negligent homicide, manslaughter, aggravated assault with a firearm,...
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Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the country, with 868 of every 100,000 of its citizens in prison,” the new study says.

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Felon gets a job as temp, steals patient records, gets convicted again - South Florida Business Journal

Felon gets a job as temp, steals patient records, gets convicted again - South Florida Business Journal | Background Checks | Scoop.it
Oliver Gayle had a felony RICO conviction in 2010, but that apparently didn't keep...
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How could a temp with a felony background record get access to a vast array of confidential patient information?

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New Database Shows Sex Offenders on Florida Campuses

New Database Shows Sex Offenders on Florida Campuses | Background Checks | Scoop.it
Broward State Sen. Eleanor Sobel sponsored legislation last year to secure funding for the site, and enlist the assistance of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Florida sheriffs.
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The database records show more than 600 sex offenders statewide with active registrations at colleges and universities, and 60,000 in Florida.

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