Mandatory pre-employment screening policy enacted in Colorado county

May 14, 2011 Matt Roesly

Mandatory pre-employment screening policy enacted in Colorado county

New employees in northern Colorado's Larimer County will be subject to mandatory drug testing following recent changes to the county's substance abuse prevention policy, according to the Loveland Reporter-Herald. Anyone offered a regular


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FCRA background check guidelines: An overview

May 13, 2011 Matt Roesly

FCRA background check guidelines: An overview

Employers looking to use a third party to conduct pre-employment background checks must be careful to comply with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, which establishes guidelines for obtaining consumer reports, investigative consumer reports


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Common employee background check technique may be illegal

May 13, 2011 Matt Roesly

Common employee background check technique may be illegal

Using social networking and internet search services to run background screenings on potential employees may violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act, according to security and risk management news site CSO Online."Simply surfing the net


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Consumer complaints about debt collection on the rise

May 13, 2011 Kyle Duncan

Consumer complaints about debt collection on the rise

The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs recently reported that debt collection was the top consumer complaint in the state last year, accounting for 13 percent of the grievances logged by the agency, according to The State newspaper.


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Employee loans compounding California budget crisis

May 13, 2011 Kyle Duncan

According to California State Controller John Chiang, state agencies' lax attitude toward giving employees interest-free loans and collecting on debt are partially to blame for California's budget issues, the Long-Beach Press Telegram


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