Several tired EBI’ers are back in the office today after studying up at the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) Mid-Year Legislative and Regulatory Conference. While conferences can be fun and great for networking, it can sometimes be hard to quantify how they affect you… our customers. This time, however, it is very clear.
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Screening News Network Update – April 16, 2015
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A mother in Minnesota says a background check conducted by her child’s school ruined her reputation. Lori Wosmek was a dedicated school volunteer. The school performed background checks on her over the years and called her often to help out everywhere from the classroom to the football field.
For quite a while, I have wanted to tackle the issue of medical marijuana and how it should be handled under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), but finding definitive information on the topic is hard. There are tons of questions, and very few clear answers. I’ve questioned many people and I have done a lot of reading. Now I think I have finally found some information worth sharing.
Hello from the NAPBS 2015 Mid-Year Legislative & Regulatory Conference in Washington, D.C.! For those of you who are not familiar with this wonderful organization, NAPBS stands for National Association of Professional Background Screeners. Twice a year members of the EBI family get together with our peers to talk about ways to strengthen the background screening industry. It’s all part of our effort to better serve our customers.
The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida refused to dismiss a case alleging that pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson pulled a job offer from an applicant over inaccurate background screening results.
Late last year, Kmart agreed to pay $102,048 to settle a lawsuit that accused managers of discriminating against a job applicant during the drug testing phase of the hiring process. This case highlights important issues for any employer that uses drug testing.
Shrinkage… inventory missing because of shoplifting or sticky fingered employees…costs US retailers about $42 billion a year, according to the latest Global Retail Theft Barometer. Billions can be hard to grasp, so think of it this way- all of those missing goods cost each American household $403 a year as retailers pass on their theft related losses.
American Indian tribes may now grow and sell marijuana on reservation lands. A Department of Justice memo released in December of 2014 gave them the go-ahead, and dozens of tribes are considering the possibility of starting up production.
Sporttechie.com published an article that will be really interesting to all of you football fans out there. Apparently NFL scouts are no longer focusing on just the player’s moves on the field. Instead, they are more like detectives delving into prospects’ personal lives. One of the scouts interviewed for the piece says they now spend about 70-percent of their time doing background checks.