The holiday season can be a busy hiring time for businesses that depend on seasonal employees. We’re talking about everything from extra counter and sales help to store Santas. The demand is high and positions need to be filled. This is why this is such an important time of year for background checks. Employers need…

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Something new is taking place for school bus drivers in one area of the country. They will soon have to undergo background checks. It’s happening in Aiken County, South Carolina. Public school officials say potential school bus drivers will be subject to driving and criminal history checks. This comes in the wake of several DUI…

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Background checks are being impacted by a stop-work order that is preventing one U.S. contractor from completing background investigations. Industry officials say this could impact the security clearance process. The stop-work order was order last month after United States Investigation Services (USIS) was hacked. This hack job potentially exposed the records of thousands of government…

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The impact of background checks is making news in New York. Earlier this month, the governor of New York signed legislation into law that beefs up the vetting process for volunteer firefighter organizations. What this basically means is this: Firefighters in New York will face stricter background checks. Applicants for volunteer firefighter positions will have…

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Even background checks can be impacted by hackers. It was announced last week that two U.S. federal agencies have stopped background checks with a contractor after the contractor announced its networks had been breached in a cyber-attack. Apparently, the attack originated in a country outside the U.S. It’s unclear how much government employee information may…

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When you check headlines on a daily basis, you’d be hard-pressed not to find an example of the importance of background checks. This month, background checks are making news in Oregon, with word that new veterinarians and veterinary technicians will need to undergo criminal background checks before they can obtain licenses in the state. The…

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A new background check system implemented in Massachusetts is prompting plenty of questions. The new standard for schools in Wareham, Massachusetts asks that schools adopt a new background check policy for certain individuals who interact with schools in various capacities. These means people who are not teachers but still have contact with the school. This…

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The lack of a federal background check requirement is making news in West Virginia. A new law has streamlined the process for state residents to buy a handgun. Unfortunately, it may make it easier for people who have recently committed a crime to purchase a gun. The law was passed unanimously by the state legislature…

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There is sobering news regarding home health care providers and background checks. Federal investigators say home health care workers are escaping background checks in several states. The news comes from the health and human services inspector general, who says there is no federal requirement for criminal background checks for home health care workers. This is…

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We know how important background checks are in the job placement world. Background checks also come in in different ways in our society. In Tacoma, Washington, there is a debate over the issue of background checks at gun shows. The issue was raised late last month. The mayor of Tacoma is considering requiring background checks…

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