On many occasions, we talk about the disparity in results from a state-level background check and with those from a national one. Education and employment history aside, state-level background checks do not always give a full picture of an individual’s criminal history. On a basic level, such a background check may only examine criminal records…

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FBI background checks are already given to many teachers; workers coming in contact with children, the elderly, and the disabled; and government employees, but should they also extend to utility workers? New York Senator Charles Schumer thinks they should be and proposed such legislation recently. Currently, only workers at nuclear plants undergo such extensive screenings.…

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