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Michigan Issues Redaction FAQs

As Hire Image reported last year, Michigan issued an order to redact dates of birth from court records, rendering it far more difficult, if not impossible, to match records to applicants for employment and rental housing. The Michigan Supreme Court also ordered that dates of birth be removed from the …

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What is a Pre-employment Drug Test?

A pre-employment drug test is one that is required by employers as a condition of hire. Through the test, employers can determine if a job applicant uses illegal drugs. Oftentimes, and as permitted by state law, an offer of employment is contingent on the applicant passing this drug test. Drug …

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Do You Know Who You’re Hiring?

Decreasing Accountability and Increasing Restrictive Laws May Mean You Don’t   Even though the circumstances vary, the tragic stories playing out in the media seemingly have no end. With news reports from Florida to Minnesota to California and everywhere in between, one constant remains—the perpetrators each possessed long criminal histories. …

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How Long Do Background Checks Take?

The short answer … it depends. There are, of course, many different types of background checks. And while each type has somewhat of a “typical” turnaround time, they are all contingent on: the amount of information included, various source limitations, and a patchwork of legal requirements. Some background check reports …

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Hire Image’s Top Ten Background Screening Predictions for 2022

1. COVID-19 Vaccination Records & Testing Impact on the Workplace Due to the ongoing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic and new measures to encourage vaccination, employers will be faced with new recordkeeping requirements. In addition to the mandates on health care workers and federal contractors, the Department of Labor’s Occupational …

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COVID-19 Vaccination Record Challenges & Document Management Solutions for Employers

Due to the ongoing concerns over the Covid-19 pandemic and new measures to encourage vaccination, employers will be faced with new record keeping requirements. In addition to the mandates on health care workers and federal contractors, President Biden recently announced that the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration …

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