The Value of Background Checks—A Legally Compliant Screening Program

Share:(This post was written by Montserrat Miller, a partner at Arnall Golden Gregory in Washington, D.C.) The Affordable Care Act provides grants to states to implement background check programs for prospective long-term-care employees in settings such as nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospices. The grant program, known as the National Background Check Program (NBCP),..

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New Hampshire MVR State Fee Increase

March 1, 2016 | posted in: MVR | by

Share:Effective March 1, 2016, the New Hampshire state fee for Driver Records will increase from $12.00 to $13.00 per record. This will be applied to future invoices automatically. If you have any questions, please contact us at

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NAPBS Statement on the Kalamazoo, Michigan Shootings

February 26, 2016 | posted in: Uncategorized | by

Share:The following statement was released by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) to address concerns over third party background screening in the wake of the Kalamazoo, Michigan shootings: On behalf of the more than 850 professional firms represented by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners, we condemn the senseless acts of violence..

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Can hiring ex-offenders make a business more profitable?

Share:A recent article in The Guardian asks this question. EEOC guidance on hiring individuals with a criminal record states that the record must be considered in context. This may be one reason for that line of thinking: more than 65 million people in the United States have a criminal record, and 600,000 inmates are released..

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Compliance: Can you require applicants to pay for their background checks?

Share:This is an issue that we see from time to time. Either a client will invoice their applicants for the cost of a background check, or they will arrange for their applicants to contact the CRA directly to purchase a check. While this is currently legal in most states, there are a few potential issues..

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Update: Philadelphia Ban the Box Proposal

February 1, 2016 | posted in: Ban the Box, FCRA | by

Share:Philadelphia has amended Chapter 9-3500 of the city code to implement the following changes, effective March 14th, 2016: The ordinance applies to all employers in Philadelphia, with the only exception being law enforcement. Employers cannot inquire about an applicant’s criminal history until a conditional job offer has been made. Employers cannot ask whether an applicant..

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New Hampshire MVR Fee Increase

January 27, 2016 | posted in: MVR | by

Share:Effective March 1st, 2016, the New Hampshire state fee for Driver Records will increase from $12.00 to $13.00 per record. If you have any questions, please call or e-mail our support team and we would be happy to answer them for you.

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FCRA Update: State Disclosures

Share:A case that is currently pending in California federal court is calling into question whether the FCRA’s mandate of a “clear and conspicuous” written notice permits employers to include any additional language at all on a Disclosure and Authorization form. Stanford University is being sued for violating this section of the FCRA by including state..

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Confirm Choice releases a newly integrated platform for both Background Checks and Drug Screening.

January 21, 2016 | posted in: Drug Screening, Technology | by

Share:Confirm Choice, a leading provider of background checks and drug screening, is pleased to announce the rollout of their newly integrated online platform. With the recent round of enhancements to their web-based customer portal, they are offering a centralized location for clients to order and manage both background checks and drug screening in one easy..

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Small Business Certification

December 30, 2015 | posted in: Uncategorized | by

Share:We are proud to announce that we have been certified by the Governor’s Office of Diversity Business Enterprise as a Small Business Enterprise. You can download a copy of our certificate here and our certification can also be confirmed via the Diversity Business Certified Directory. This means that we are now able to fulfill requirements..

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