Florida mandates drug screening for state employees

Apr 01, 2011 Matt Roesly

Florida mandates drug screening for state employees

Florida Governor Rick Scott recently mandated new background screening measures that included a required drug test for nearly all newly hired public employees, while existing employees will face four random drug screenings per year. However,


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Rise in applicants creates screening backlog in Colorado

Apr 01, 2011 Brian Bradley

Having too many teachers in the applicant pool is a problem many states would like to have nowadays. However, in Colorado the deep list of candidates is creating a backlog that is leaving prospective teachers in the cold. According to Education


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New ATM fees could change consumer banking habits

Apr 01, 2011 Brian Bradley

New ATM fees could change consumer banking habits

Many of the nation's biggest banks may soon take measures to increase their revenue in the wake of new federal mandates that curb added fees on checking accounts. Already, JP Morgan Chase has announced new $5 fees at ATMs. That means non-Chase


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Nonprofit will hold contest to teach proper credit management

Apr 01, 2011 Brian Bradley

A city in Florida will hold a public seminar that aims to teach residents the proper practices of credit risk management. The Orlando Sun Sentinel reports that the Delray Beach and the Consumer Credit Management Services will host a program


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Iowa short term lending reform bill unlikely to succeed

Apr 01, 2011 Todd Milner

A short term lending bill moving through the Iowa Senate is unlikely to succeed, according to the Iowa Independent. The measure, which would cap lending interest rates at 36 percent, has received widespread support from state legislators, but is


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