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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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CFPB hits another company with hefty fine for violations of the FCRA

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Clarity Services, Inc., a Florida-based credit reporting agency, agreed to pay an $8 million penalty to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau amid allegations that the company obtained credit reports on consumers without “permissible purpose.” Read More

FMCSA lowers minimum annual random drug testing percentage rate

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced on Dec. 21 that effective Jan. 1, 2016, the minimum annual random drug testing percentage rate for drivers subject to DOT-testing rules will decrease to 25 percent.  Read More

Philadelphia expands “ban the box” ordinance

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On Dec. 15, 2015, Mayor Michael Nutter signed Bill No. 150815, thereby amending and expanding Philadelphia’s “ban the box” law. The amendments are set to become effective March 14, 2016. Read More

Kentucky governor signs emergency regulation to require background checks for long-term care providers

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On Nov. 20, 2015, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear signed 906 KAR 1:190E, an emergency regulation which will require the following care providers to obtain fingerprint-supported State and National background checks on new employees:  Read More

Connecticut launches comprehensive background check program for long-term care facilities

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The Connecticut Department of Public Health recently announced the launch of the Applicant Background Check Management System (ABCMS), a comprehensive background check program for direct care employees and volunteers of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.   Read More

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