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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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ARREST

If you have an outstanding warrant for a misdemeanor or felony, that means you could be arrested for the crime at any time. A warrant can complicate your life in countless ways. If you are searching for a job, it may or may not cause an employer to decide not to hire you. How an…

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business notes

Staying compliant when it comes to business functions can be a giant undertaking – especially for small businesses with little resources – but it’s absolutely necessary. Being up to code with constantly changing industry standards and knowing the rules for everything from finances to hiring practices, is critical to operate successfully. Small Business Compliance Issues…

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Earlier this year, federal legislation was introduced that would impact how school bus drivers are hired. It all comes down to background checks. It’s called The Safety for the Schoolchildren Act. The legislation would instruct all states and school districts nationwide to obtain FBI background checks on all new job applicants, including potential school bus…

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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 arrests…

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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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Background checks don’t always take place during the hiring process. City employees in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin will now undergo background checks. Volunteers involved in city programs will also undergo background checks. The city’s mayor recently announced specific goals. One of the mayor’s goals was to “create a standardized hiring procedure, assessment and background investigation for…

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A background check does no one any good if the background check is not completed. The subject of incomplete background checks came up in California a few months ago. A local TV station discovered the state was allegedly giving out letters, clearing people for work before past arrests were investigated. Some of the arrests were…

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One local pilot program dealing with background checks is expanding on a national level. Earlier this month, the Social Security Administration expanded a Philadelphia-area pilot program nationally in hopes of baring criminals from controlling benefits on behalf of the elderly and disabled. The program was launched in Pennsylvania nearly two years ago after four mentally…

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