'Ban the box' criminal background check legislation passed in Philadelphia

May 06, 2011 Matt Roesly

Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter recently signed a new pre-employment screening ordinance into law to remove the question on job applications that asks whether a candidate has ever been arrested or convicted of a crime.The Fair Criminal Screening


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Connecticut bill advocates background checks on elderly care employees

May 05, 2011 Matt Roesly

New legislation was recently proposed in Connecticut that would regulate extensive background checks on healthcare employees who work with the elderly, according to The Connecticut Post.The proposal comes in response to the recent arrest of


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Website generates in-depth criminal history reports for online daters

May 05, 2011 Matt Roesly

Website generates in-depth criminal history reports for online daters

A new website designed to tighten security in the online dating realm was recently launched by a retired law enforcement officer/licensed private investigator and a single mom in Antioch, California.The website, called Romance Reality Check,


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FTC holds debt collection workshop

May 05, 2011 Kyle Duncan

FTC holds debt collection workshop

The Federal Trade Commission recently held a workshop for those in the debt collection business on April 28 to discuss the implications of emerging technology and its impact on both businesses and consumers.The FTC's "Debt Collection


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Connecticut DMV to launch identity verification program

May 05, 2011 Brian Bradley

The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles recently announced that it will be implementing a new program to offer verified identity protection to people renewing licenses and identification cards.When the program goes live in October, customers


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