On April 25, 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued itsEnforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Although disclaiming any authority to prohibit employers from obtaining or using criminal history information concerning applicants or employees, the EEOC explained its purpose was to “[seek] to ensure that such information is not used in a discriminatory way.” The 2012 Enforcement Guidance was…
Drug Use Among U.S. Workers Declines 74% Over Past 25 Years, But Amphetamine and Opiate Use Grows By Roger S. Kaplan  Quest Diagnostics’ 25th Anniversary Drug Testing Index reports a deep drop in drug use among American workers in the quarter century the Index has been published.  Based on over 125 urinalysis drug tests, the laboratory network and provider of diagnostic information said use had plummeted 75% since its data assessment initiative began shortly after passage of the 1988 federal…
E-Verify, a semi-voluntary online program by which employers can confirm the identity and work authorization of workers as they are hired, is being programmed to "lock out" social security numbers (SSNs) that have been repeatedly used by imposters, generating "tentative nonconfirmations" (TNCs) for authorized workers assigned to those SSNs and requiring them to resolve the TNC with potentially understaffed Social Security offices. U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), which operates E-Verify, has announced that it will lock…
As you settle into a new schedule, check out some updates in the background screening world. There may be some that affect your hiring practices. SSN Service Renamed To better serve our clients and keep our services clear, we are renaming the SSN Validation and Address Tracker  to the National SSN/Address Locator. We hope this new name and description helps clarify the scope of the search. The new description is: National SSN/Address Locator is primarily used to identify aliases…