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The Ins and Outs of Workers Compensation Background Searches

I was just reading an article in the Los Angeles Times where the California State Workers Compensation Insurance Fund is planning to lay off 1,800 employees or thirty percent of its workforce. Tom Rowe, Chief of Staff of the State Compensation Insurance Fund says they are severely overstaffed.  This is the fund that is the insurer […]

When Employment Background Checks Show Criminal Arrests

There is a lot of confusion about criminal arrests and how they pertain to background checks and how they may negatively impact a job applicant’s employment prospects.  A recent article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, written by Andria Simmons further highlighted the confusion and,at times, the injustice or discriminatory practices involved with arrests. In here article, Simmons writes…”The Georgia Crime […]

Arizona Charging Inmates’ Visitors for Background Checks

In a new law in Arizona, those visiting inmates at the state prisons will need to submit to background checks.  There will be a $25.00 charge for the background check. According to the Digital Journal,  Senate Bill 1621 mandates a one time fee for a background check for those wanting to visit inmates.  It costs Arizona some $150 Million, annually […]

New Social Security Trace Background Checks and the Lottery Style

For many years the Social Security number followed a certain pattern.  The first three numbers would indicate from which state the SSN was issued.  On in some cases, like the 700 numbers, it would indicate the job.  In the case of the 700 numbers, most were issued early on to railroad workers. But now all […]