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Home Healthcare Background Checks: a Mixed Bag of Standards

  As the Baby Boomer population ages, issues such as retirement and healthcare (i.e. Medicare) are becoming increasingly prominent in the news. Home healthcare has become a fast-growing industry, and the patients who use these services are a vulnerable population for criminals looking to prey on easy targets. Relevant to this, a recent Bloomberg Businessweek article reported on the widely varying state background requirements for home health workers in the U.S.
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Background Screening News Briefs: Round Up

  Our blog this week contains follow up information about the Manhattan College basketball coach we wrote about earlier this spring. We also discuss the varying state background check requirements for people hired to work as health insurance enrollment assistants.
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EEOC vs Kaplan: Appeals Court Rules against the EEOC

  In a move that employers who rely on background checks in hiring can appreciate, on April 9, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued a unanimous summary judgment in favor of Kaplan Higher Education Corporation, ruling against the EEOC. Some background on the case:
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FTC Reports: Two Data Brokers Settle FTC Charges

  Employers are not the only ones under a microscope when using background checks. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) also continues to target background screening companies, even those that do not consider themselves to be consumer reporting agencies (CRA).
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Rhode Island Schools: Tighter Background Checks

  A bill requiring national background checks on contract employees and employees of third party contractors working with Rhode Island school districts was recently passed by the Rhode Island House chamber. According to the East Greenwich Patch, the bill was enacted to close a loophole that was discovered after an incident in November 2013, when a school bus monitor was charged with possessing and sharing child porn. The monitor worked for a third-party contractor, and state law only required national background checks on direct employees of public and private schools and school districts.
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Another Case of False Information Exposed

  Every once in a while, someone in the public eye gets caught in a lie about their credentials. Earlier this week, Manhattan College men’s basketball coach Steve Masiello lost a chance to become coach at South Florida after a background check revealed he had not actually graduated from Kentucky, as his resume had claimed.  Yahoo! Sports reported that Masiello is on leave while Manhattan College investigates this matter.
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Background Screening News Roundup

  Today's blog contains information about two recent background screening stories in the news. Read on to find out about new 'ban the box" legislation in Louisville, Kentucky, as well as a question about the reliability of servers that house the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's criminal history records.
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FTC and EEOC Provide Employment Background Check Tips

  A recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) press release promotes two new guides on employment background checks. The guides were jointly developed by the FTC and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and explain the rights and responsibilities of employers in addition to those of applicants.
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[VIDEO] Common Problems with Background Screening Programs

Accuracy of Background Checks Corporate Screening’s partner, ERC, recently shared a video on YouTube featuring Corporate Screening President Greg Dubecky. Each year Corporate Screening assesses many employer background programs, and there are several problems that repeatedly emerge. We invite you to view the video by clicking here. Hear Greg discuss the top issues when conducting background screenings.
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3 Telling Questions to Ask Your Background Screening Provider

  A recent news piece by WBAL TV in Baltimore related the story about a background check company that suddenly went out of business – closing its doors with no notice and leaving job applicants in the lurch. The company Worldwide Management, partnered with the state of Maryland in doing fingerprints. The company collected the fees from persons who needed fingerprinting done, and paid a processing fee to the state. The company owes the state over $300,000.
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What If a Great Potential Candidate Fails Their Background Check After a Job Offer?

Great candidates aren’t always easy to find. When you do find one, you want to take action—and fast. Once you’re ready to move forward, you extend an offer conditioned upon the completion of a background c...

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Is Your Immunization Tracking Program HIPAA Compliant?

Students participating in clinical rotation or residency programs in hospitals and health systems must provide immunization histories to meet student screening requirements. As a college or university, you...

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HR Budgeting: How to Plan for Background Check Costs

HR budgeting helps you commit organizational resources to a range of workforce activities. When you plan your spending for background check activities, you want to budget enough to effectively manage hirin...

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