Criminal Background Checks Remain a Rarity Despite Issues In College Sports

By Cody Stavenhagen Tulsa World Way back in 2006, not long after the University of Oklahoma became one of the country’s first athletic departments to institute formal background checks for prospective student-athletes, OU athletic director Joe Castiglione was quoted in the Marquette Sports Law Review. “We...

After Fatal Crash, Drugs Found in 3 on Railroad Crew

The three people involved in a fatal Amtrak crash near Philadelphia last April tested positive for drug use -- the train's engineer and two members of a railway work crew who both were killed, according to federal investigators. The engineer, Alexander Hunter, 48, who survived...

Five Thinks Every New Landlord Should Know

(Newswire.net -- January 18, 2017) -- The added income from a rental property can look very appealing to a young entrepreneur or someone seeking assistance with property payments. A first-time landlord should be acutely aware of the broad spectrum of duties expected from a rental...

Colorado Legislature Should Tighten Background Checks For Doctors, At-Risk Adults

Colorado lawmakers have a chance to pass some important and relatively straightforward reforms this session that would help protect patients and at-risk adults. We take comfort in the fact that a pair of legislative efforts is in the works to do just that. We argued...

Henderson Co. Schools to Implement Random Drug-Screening Program

HENDERSON CO., KY (WFIE) - Parents of middle and high school students received letters this week informing them students will be randomly drug tested. School board officials confirmed to us on Friday the drug-screening program will be implemented for the 2017-2018 school year. We got a hold...

Indiana Teachers could face more background checks under new proposal

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — All Indiana teachers would have to undergo a criminal background check every five years under a bill endorsed by an Indiana legislative committee. The proposal approved unanimously Tuesday by the House Education Committee toughens current requirements that teachers only face such checks when...

Job Applicant Pre-Employment Screening

I frequently get asked whether pre-employment tests and background checks are legal. The short answer is yes. Companies can test applicants for employment. The longer answer is that the tests must be non-discriminatory and the tests must be properly administered. Types of Pre-Employment Testing and...

Where background checks matter most

Background screening is arguably one of the most essential steps in human resource management and staff recruitment today. They assist with improving transparency and disclosure, ensuring that informed decisions can be made regarding one of the most important assets of an organisation - its employees....

Pre-Employment Testing: A Helpful Way for Companies To Screen Applicants

What are talent assessments and why do employers use them? Some companies test applicants for employment to determine if the candidate is a good match for their job vacancies. Companies who conduct talent assessments are seeking applicants that match their hiring criteria. Why Companies Use...

What is Included in a Reference Check

Many employers check references as part of the hiring process. A reference check is when an employer contacts a job applicant’s previous employers, schools, colleges, and other sources to learn more about his or her employment history, educational background, and qualifications for a job. What...

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