The applicant screening industry moves fast. Keep up with our Industry News blog, which presents breaking news items, culled from newspapers and trade publications, relating to legislation, case law, statistics and trends in applicant screening. 

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New Form I-9 receives approval


On Aug. 25, 2016, the Office of Management and Budget approved the final version of the new Form I-9, however, the form has yet to be released to the public.  Read More

Kentucky withdraws mandatory background check requirement for long-term care providers

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services recently withdrew 906 KAR 1:190E and 906 KAR 1:190, which removed the requirement for the state’s long-term care provider’s mandatory participation in Kentucky’s National Background Check Program (also referred to as KARES). Read More

FBI questions medical licensure compact’s background check requirements


The FBI informed states planning to participate in the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact that legislation allowing them to take part in the compact does not meet the requirements that would allow the agency to share information with states for criminal background checks. Read More

Frito-Lay settles FCRA class-action lawsuit for nearly $1M


The snack manufacturer agreed to pay nearly $1M to settle claims that it failed to provide notice to job applicants and employees prior to taking adverse employment action against them based on information in a consumer report. Read More

Job applicant awarded $1M after being rejected for admitting to previously using a false SSN

A federal court in California ruled that a job applicant’s admission that he used a false Social Security number cannot be the basis for disqualifying him from employment on good moral character grounds. Read More

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