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FMCSA Extends Medical Card Requirement for One Year

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended — until January 30, 2015 — the requirement that interstate commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders retain paper copies of their medical examiner’s certificate when operating a commercial motor vehicle. They also must make the document available for review upon request at the roadside by federal and state […]

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Deadline Fast Approaching – CDL Holders Must Self-Certify their Driving Status

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All Commercial Drivers License (CDL) holders must self-certify their driving status and provide their State Driver’s Licensing Agency (SDLA) with a copy of their current medical examiner’s certificate (med card) no later than January 30, 2014. Drivers that don’t self-certify within this timeframe will have their commercial driving privileges downgraded or suspended depending on the […]

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How a Background Screening Partner Can Help Make Tailored Hiring Assessments a Reality

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Employers are recognizing that the environment in which they’re hiring is rapidly changing. Increased sensitivity to discriminatory practices is leading organizations to look for ways to better protect themselves from individual litigants, class-action lawsuits, and scrutiny from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions (EEOC) and other regulatory bodies. To respond to this shifting environment, many […]

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The 3 Questions You Should Ask About Your Background Checking Program

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While the benefits of background screening are usually clear to employers, the practice has been considered by some job seekers, particularly those with less-than-perfect histories, as a barrier to gainful employment, especially in an economy with strong unemployment rates. This has led to what seems to be an increase in litigation surrounding employment background checks, […]