Temp Agencies Skipping Background Checks, Attracting Unfit Nurses

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An investigation by the Los Angeles Times has discovered that some temp firms that provide nurses to hospitals are taking shortcuts in the background screening process, and may be placing unqualified, incompetent and even convicted criminals as caregivers for patients. High-volume demand driven by the massive nursing shortage, scarce regulation and inadequate systems has resulted […]

Why Check Federal Criminal Records?

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Since the events of September 11, many companies have accepted the fact that conducting criminal background checks on job applicants is a priority. Criminal background checks help employers avoid workplace violence, protect against negligent hiring liability and reduce employee dishonesty losses. Below are some statistics that show why screening for criminal records is a worthwhile […]

Minimizing the Risks of Negligent Hiring, Pre- and Post-Hire

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There has been no shortage of public cases in recent years in which employing organizations have neglected to check the backgrounds of employees prior to hire and have suffered damaging consequences because of it. People get hurt, lawsuits are filed and companies get hit hard with bad press. If you’re reading this article, chances are, […]


Simplify Your Driver Monitoring Program

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Is your company concerned about whether your drivers are notifying you of motor vehicle violations when they occur? How many times has someone from your safety or loss prevention department had a “surprise” violation emerge during the annual Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) review process? Trucking companies, large and small, struggle daily with the issue of […]

Key to employment background check program

The Key to Fortifying Your Employment Screening Program

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Rod Fliegel Shareholder, Littler Mendelson Implementing and overseeing an effective workforce employment screening program requires a certain amount of specialized knowledge. Thus, companies are increasingly recognizing the importance of finding or nominating a subject matter expert (SME) – someone who knows that the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) applies to virtually all background check reports, […]

Form I-9 and E-Verify tips

5 Reasons to Solidify Your Employment Eligiblity Program Now

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In the midst of increasing government crackdown on employers suspected of hiring illegal workers – from frequent workplace raids to steep fines and penalties – employers are finding themselves in the center of immigration reform and enforcement. Now more than ever, it’s critical that organizations have an I-9 and employment eligibility management program in place […]