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Background Check Helps Convict Murderer

In April, we reported that a background check helped to solve a 20 year old cold case in Florida when a job applicant had to provide his fingerprints.  Now, a Palm Beach County jury convicted the man involved, Todd Barket, of first-degree murder and robbery and...

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U.S. Employers Should Continue to Use Current Form I-9

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently informed U.S. employers to continue using the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification released on July 17, 2017, despite the August 31, 2019 expiration date.  The agency noted that it will provide...

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NAPBS Announces Change in Name to PBSA

On September 9th, the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) announced that the association’s name has changed to the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA), noting that the “new name marks the culmination of the association’s...

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Illinois Employers May No Longer Ask About Salary History

Effective September 29, 2019:  Illinois employers are prohibited from: (1) screening job applicants by requiring that the wage or salary history of an applicant satisfy minimum or maximum criteria, (2) requesting a wage or salary history as a condition of: being...

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FTC Imposes Record-Breaking Penalty on Facebook

Facebook will pay an unprecedented $5 billion penalty and submit to new restrictions and a modified corporate structure in a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).  The charges against Facebook include violating a 2012 FTC order by deceiving users about...

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