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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 public court records based on …

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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 can be back in a …

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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 Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) …

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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 (OSHA) will be issuing an …

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Dissension Aside, Americans Appear United on Marijuana

With all the controversy and divisiveness surrounding the 2020 election, Americans appeared united on one subject—legalizing marijuana. In fact, it was one area that was seemingly powerful enough to garner bipartisan support, not an easy feat this (or any) year. According to a Gallup Poll released on November 9th, 2020, 68% of Americans favor legalizing …

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Top 10 Background Screening Predictions 2021

Hire Image’s Top Ten Background Screening Predictions for 2021

1. Background Screening Challenges Continue as a Result of COVID-19 Various government, business, and education closures have been a necessary, but concerning, effect of the pandemic. These closures have had broad implications across many different industries, including background screening. And there is little doubt these implications will continue into 2021. Court closures remain in jurisdictions …

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The Unmasking

A Worldwide Pandemic Helps Reveal the Truth Behind Working with Small Businesses By: Christine Cunneen As the owner of a small business, it is probably not surprising that I have strong feelings about the unique value small businesses bring to the table for their employees, communities, and clients and customers. However, it has never been …

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