Employment Background Investigations, Inc. will be exhibiting at the 66th Annual SHRM Conference and Expo, the world’s largest HR conference, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida from June 22-24. The 120,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall will welcome over 14,000 Human Resources Professionals and 600 exhibitors. This year’s conference will feature keynote speakers Robin Roberts, Laura Bush, David Novak and Tom Friedman. Country Music star Tim McGraw will be the Tuesday night entertainment.EBI Exhibiting – Booth #1849 at SHRM in Orlando
Is the Ice Cream Man Dangerous? Does the ice cream man need a background check? In this day and age, there are many who think it’s a very good idea. Los Angeles County might mandate fingerprinting and a criminal background check for anyone who sells products directly to unsupervised children.Legislative Alerts – July 7th, 2014
Helping the Convicted Find Work Ex-cons in Tennessee might soon find it easier to get a job. The new Tennessee Negligent Hiring and Retention law went into effect on July 1. Under the law, ex-offenders will be able to petition a judge for a “certificate of employability,” which says they are rehabilitated and ready to return to the workforce. In return, employers who hire those with the certificates will be protected from liability suits if one of the formerly incarcerated employees assaults a co-worker.Legislative Alerts – July 11th, 2014
Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), which was enacted in 1970, is pretty cut and dry when it comes to the use of adverse action notices. Though there have been revisions along the way, it is surprising when you come across a company that is doing it wrong. Whether they are doing it intentionally or by accident is something for the courts to decide, and landing in court is an increasingly common scenario.Adverse Action is Not Voluntary
Ban The Box The state of Illinois joins the wave of banning the box. Governor Pat Quinn signed the initiative into law, which is intended to help ex-offenders applying for jobs in the private sector. Employers and employment agencies must now hold off on criminal background checks until after applicants are deemed qualified for the job in question.Legislative Alert – July 28th, 2014
Just how important is education verification? Unfortunately, in today’s world, it is essential. Google "fake degree" and hundreds of sites promising diplomas and transcripts pop up. Choose your school and your degree and you are ready to go!Education Verification: The Real Problem of Fake Degrees
Drug Testing Programs for Miner’s Safety The death of two West Virginia miners earlier this week puts the industry under scrutiny once again. The cause of the accident at the Brody Coal Mine has not been determined yet, but this unfortunate incident is a prime example of why the state and the industry are constantly trying to find ways to protect those who chose to go down into those mines. A few weeks ago West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin signed a law that will require employers to report any positive drug tests for individuals associated with safety-sensitive mining positions, including current employees and certified applicants.Legislative Alerts – May 20th, 2014
An article in this week's Baltimore Sun says Baltimore County is the only jurisdiction in the region that does not require background checks for coaches and other adults who volunteer for youth sports. Since I live in Baltimore County, have a son who plays baseball here, and I now work for a background investigations firm… I have to ask… what gives?Screening of Volunteers in Youth Sports – What’s It Going To Take?