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Employers need to be aware of this amendment to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), which further limits the use of credit reports in background checks and hiring decisions.

Via JD Supra and Proskauer: "D.C. Fair Credit in Employment Amendment Act Sent To Mayor For Approval" by Guy Brenner, Ryan Hutzler http://hubs.ly/H06ny-H0

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Audits by the Texas' Department of Family and Protective Services are finding a disturbing trend: missed criminal background check renewals (annual) on child care employees.

Via KXAN Austin News 8: "Austin teacher accused of sexually assaulting 4-year-old student" by Claire Ricke and Brittany Glas http://hubs.ly/H06lq9T0

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Expanded background check legislation imminent for Virginia's childcare organizations:

Via the Richmond Times-Dispatch: "Bills over child care provider background checks draw ire from Va. religious groups" by Katie Demeria http://hubs.ly/H06lhC50

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It raises the question: how many other states have the same absurd levels of negligence happening in their foster care systems?

Via the Hays Daily News:
"Audit blasts Kansas foster care system over missed visits, background checks" by Jonathan Shorman http://hubs.ly/H068s-N0

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Motor carriers calling for stricter drug test requirements in hair-only drug screens:

Via Land Line Magazine: "Six big fleets ask to use hair testing for illegal substance screenings by Mark Schremmer" http://hubs.ly/H063XY20 #drugtesting #hairtesting

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This situation perfectly outlines why it's so darn important to follow the FCRA's preadverse action procedure to the letter:

Via @topclassactions -- "Starbucks Class Action: Faulty Background Check Cost Applicant a Job" by Paul Tassin http://hubs.ly/H063VBL0

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We second this and can't emphasize enough how critical it is for schools to implement thorough background check procedures (and not only for volunteers):

Via Education Dive: "Multiple searches recommended in school background checks" by Tara García Mathewson http://hubs.ly/H063XpX0

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SUCH a great rundown by Liberty Mutual about the liability behind negligent hiring:

Via Liberty Mutual Insurance: "Understanding and Minimizing Workplace Violence" http://hubs.ly/H060lTb0

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Definite steps in the right direction. It's essential to vet people applying for child care licenses, and it makes the most sense to make it a legal requirement.

Via the WIlliston Herald: "Bill would require more background checks for child care licenses" by Jamie Kelly http://hubs.ly/H05ZzPL0
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