California state officials looking to hire 20,000 workers to help individuals enroll in the state health insurance exchange are considering whether these new employees – known as “assisters” – should undergo background checks and fingerprinting, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times available at http://articles.latimes.com/2013/mar/15/business/la-fi-insure-criminal-checks-20130315.Continue reading "Background Checks and Fingerprinting Considered for California State Health Insurance Exchange Workers"
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has signed a bill – H4307, “An Act Relative to Background Checks” – that closes an existing criminal history background checks loophole by authorizing the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) and school districts to conduct national fingerprint-based criminal history background checks on all teachers, school employees, and early education …Continue reading "Massachusetts Authorizes National Fingerprint Based Criminal Background Checks on All Teachers and School Employees"
By Lester Rosen, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) President & Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Editor According to a report by KXXV-TV ABC News Channel 25 in central Texas, four women in the Waco, TX area were arrested on accusations they stole background check information from fingerprint applications. The women were indicted by a federal grand jury …Continue reading "Background Check Information Allegedly Stolen at Fingerprint Center for Identity Theft"
By Les Rosen, Employment Screening Resources 2010 Trends in Screening Trend Seven: E-Verify and other government background check requirements will grow The government’s efforts to require employers to verify eligibly for employment gathered additional steam when the rules for the use of E-verify for federal contractors finally went into effect in 2009 after a number …Continue reading "E-Verify and other government background check requirements"