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Upcoming Court Closures – Monday, November 11, 2019

In observance of Veterans Day, most courts will be closed on Monday, November 11th.  This will delay some reports. Hire Image will be open during normal business hours.   We would like to thank all Veterans for their service and sacrifices.  We are forever...

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SAMHSA Issues New Guidelines to Now Include Oral Fluid Testing

Effective January 1, 2020:  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), recently established guidelines to include oral fluid specimens in the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal...

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Family of Woman Beaten to Death Sues Best Buy

The family of Evelyn Smith Udell, the 75-year-old Boca Raton, Florida woman who was fatally beaten and burned by a worker delivering a washer and dryer to her home is suing Best Buy.  The wrongful-death lawsuit alleges that Best Buy, where she purchased the washer and...

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Waterloo, Iowa Passes Ordinance to Ban the Box

The Waterloo City Council narrowly passed a Ban the Box ordinance this week, making it the first city in the state to impose these requirements on private businesses.  The ordinance allows employers to conduct criminal background checks only after making a conditional...

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Federal Judge Rules Terrorist Watchlist Unconstitutional

The terrorist watchlist has been a tool used by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security to screen potential terrorism suspects for years, with its use growing substantially after the September 11, 2001 attacks. The watchlist is also used for screening government...

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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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