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May 27, 2016

New rules for teacher screenings are under debate. Since North Carolina received poor grades for teacher evaluations, national attention has forced the state to reevaluate its employment screening processes for teachers.

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May 26, 2016

The White House wants to pass restrictions on federal hiring procedures. Following government regulations is just the first step in proper employment screening procedures. After implementing "ban the box" rule, companies will have to save in-depth screening for later in the application process.

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May 25, 2016

Uber and Lyft recently delivered the city of Austin an ultimatum and the city didn't back down. Companies left Austin after failing to meet local employment screening regulations, leaving a gap for new businesses to step in.

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May 23, 2016

School districts with bad grades may hire teachers with troublesome histories. Schools need better employment screening services to improve candidate visibility. In early 2016, USA Today released a report that graded different states on their employment screening processes for educators.

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May 18, 2016

The New York Times recently reported many businesses that work with heavy machinery have a hard time finding employees who can pass drug tests. Businesses need to find tests that applicants can't easily fool.

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May 16, 2016

Many candidates admit to lying when applying for a job. A 2015 Careerbuilder survey of more than 2,000 employers found 56 percent of hiring managers have found at least one lie on resumes submitted to them. Sometimes these lies are obvious, while others are just slight exaggerations meant to put the candidate in the best light.

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May 13, 2016

It's no secret the Federal Bureau of Investigation database is incomplete. The FBI only receives a portion of fingerprint records taken at the time of arrest.

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May 13, 2016

Uber drivers in Palm Beach won't have to undergo fingerprint background screening. When businesses introduce a new way of serving the public, it can take a while for government officials and consumer organizations to catch up with innovation. Companies operating in the sharing economy must prepare for new employment screening regulations proposed by federal and state government organizations and demanded by consumers.

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May 9, 2016

Many states pass "Ban the Box" laws, but the movement hit a snag in Colorado. Colorado allows local businesses to ask about criminal histories during initial job applications.

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May 4, 2016

State's want to ensure only those with prescriptions receive medical marijuana. Local governments looking to approve the sale of marijuana for medical reasons need to put regulations in place.

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