What is a Federal Background Check? A federal background check is more thorough than a standard employment check. It is designed to ensure that the hired person is reliable, trustworthy, and of good character. Federal and multi-state background checks are often used for federal positions, those that require a high-security clearance, are at a high…

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It is standard for employers to conduct an interview, background report, and drug test as part of the hiring process. Now, credit checks are also being used by some employers to get more detailed information on their potential hire. A pre-employment credit check can alert employers to signs of financial problems like theft or fraud…

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job hiring

Many U.S. states have recently legalized the use of marijuana either for medical or recreational purposes (or both). This has left some employees to wonder whether they’re protected from losing their jobs if they are caught out as marijuana users in their drug tests. This has also left employers wondering what their rights are to…

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job applications

Many businesses haven’t changed their hiring procedures much in recent years. “If it works, why mess with it?” is an oft-heard refrain. While there is a convenience in doing the old-fashioned way, new rules have come into play that may limit how companies can conduct background checks on prospective employees. What is “Ban the Box?”…

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social media scrolling

Employers today have a wide variety of screening tools at their disposal. It helps that potential employees, like most Americans, regularly publish information about themselves. More and more companies are using this information – most of it accessible by social media – to pre-check candidates before they put out a job offer. According to a…

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using Uber app

While certain jobs have always required background checks for security of employees as well as protection from lawsuits on the part of employers, a new generation of needs are cropping up thanks to the “sharing economy.” The Internet has enabled a variety of new business models, and one of them involves enabling consumers and service…

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