California lawmaker wants firefighters to undergo background screenings

Apr 15, 2011 Matt Roesly

One of the most important issues during the process of hiring public employees is conducting a proper background screening to ensure that citizens are not put at risk. When people are hired to serve the public, they must go through a thorough


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Increased attention to CORI tests tightens hiring process regulations

Apr 15, 2011 Matt Roesly

Brockton, Massachusetts school committee members met for a closed, 90-minute session last week to discuss the implementation of a more dedicated task force for Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) tests, according to The Patriot Ledger.The


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One strike pre-employment screening test does not violate federal or state law, court rules

Apr 15, 2011 Matt Roesly

One strike pre-employment screening test does not violate federal or state law, court rules

According to Employee Screening Resources, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a hiring policy that permanently disqualifies job candidates from future employment does not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


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Baltimore housing inspector with criminal history promoted due to lack of background check

Apr 15, 2011 Matt Roesly

Baltimore housing inspector with criminal history promoted due to lack of background check

In Feburary, Algie Epps, a former housing inspector for the city of Baltimore, was fired after it was learned that he had previously been convicted of criminal activity, The Baltimore Sun reports.Epps had been charged with 13 counts of theft


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Child identity theft is on the rise

Apr 15, 2011 Brian Bradley

According to CBS 19, child identity theft is on the rise. Loans, credit cards and drivers' licenses can be set up using children's names, and the damage to victims' credit ratings is often not discovered for a long time."Unfortunately,


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