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Pennsylvania “Clean Slate” Law Limiting Access to Certain Criminal History Records Takes Effect

July 16, 2019 | Kevin Coy
On June 28th, Pennsylvania’s “Clean Slate” law, Act 56 of 2018, took effect.  The Clean Slate law creates a framework for limiting access to certain...
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The Importance in Accuracy in Background Screening

May 21, 2019 | Shannon Shoemaker
As laws governing background checks constantly change, regulatory oversight expands and the ranks of applicants misrepresenting themselves grows, selecting a vendor to conduct background checks...
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5 Commonly Asked Questions About Background Screening for HR and Recruiting Leaders

May 7, 2019 | Shannon Shoemaker
HR and recruiting leaders are wholly invested in compliance when it comes to background screening and employment law. It’s imperative that we stay on top...
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5 Benefits of ATS and Background Screening Integrations

April 30, 2019 | Shannon Shoemaker
Each decade, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) publishes an occupational outlook. It goes into great detail about each industry and occupation. Overall, the...
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Freelance and Contract Workers: Why Comprehensive Background Checks are Important

April 23, 2019 | Shannon Shoemaker
With the growing number of contract, gig and freelance workers globally, many companies are shifting to a more fluid staffing model. While this impacts talent acquisition...
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House Passes Legislation to Restrict Employer Use of Wage History Information

April 2, 2019 | David Bennett
On March 27th, the House of Representatives passed HR 7, the “Paycheck Fairness Act,” by a vote of 242 to 187.  The bill includes several...
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5 Background Check Standards You Need to Know in 2019

January 8, 2019 | Debbie Caporusso
Screening candidates to fill a position has always been a challenge for employers, regardless whether or not a candidate has a criminal record. These important...
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Five Considerations When Selecting a Background Screening Provider

December 18, 2018 | Debbie Caporusso
Nine out of 10 employers run criminal background screens on applicants as part of the hiring process, according to research from the Society for Human...
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OFAC Screening Changes in the Workplace You Need to Know

December 4, 2018 | Debbie Caporusso
The Office of Foreign Assets Control, or OFAC, of the U.S. Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on US...
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New Survey Says Nearly 2 in 5 Employers Lose Job Candidates Due to Poor Background Check Experiences

August 23, 2017 | Bryan Barajas
According to a new survey1 by CareerBuilder, more than a third of employers (38%) have lost a candidate because they had a negative experience with...
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