There are many different types of background checks. The turnaround time for each depends on the type of information requested as well as legal requirements. Depending on the scope of the information the potential employer has asked for, the average background check takes about two to four business days to be completed.   Average Time…

Read More

Many children of all ages participate in youth sports through their schools or community organizations. Parents enroll their kids in sports to develop their athletic abilities and to teach values like teamwork and social skills. Parents expect their children to be safe and to be trained and supervised by people who are responsible and trustworthy.…

Read More

The state of Pennsylvania says background checks will be required for volunteers who work with young people. The state’s new law means coaches, Sunday school teachers, tutors and other people who work with youths will need to undergo background checks. The law brings substantial changes to the state’s existing protective service law. The changes include…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

At the end of November, it was reported that the Florida Gulf Coast University faculty was speaking out against the recent background check policy. According to the Eagle News, the new policy, which went into effect on September 18, requires all current and applying employees to pass a “level 2” background check involving fingerprints. The…

Read More

Background checks for those in caretaking roles are absolutely crucial, but a recent investigation from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services indicates such screenings are not always conducted. However, the results show a significant issue regarding nurses’ aides: about a fifth of all of those disciplined have criminal history. The investigation, conducted by…

Read More

Just who is searching through your bags and patting down passengers as they enter the airport terminal? While the TSA’s behavior has come under fire in recent years, a piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer shows that a former Camden priest, one accused but never criminally convicted of molesting two school-age girls, was hired by the…

Read More