Although Virginia law requires public and private colleges to submit to Virginia State Police a list of names of all admitted students so that the names can be checked against the National Sex Offender List and the Virginia Criminal Information Network, some lawmakers feel that this is not enough, especially in light of the recent arrest of Jesse Matthew, Jr., charged with the abduction of missing UVA Student, Hannah Graham. Mr.
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According to recent article by Chris Hamby at BuzzFeed.com, a DEA agent commandeered a woman’s identity, created a phony Facebook account in her name, and posted racy photos he found on her seized cell phone. The government said he had the right to do that. This again draws attention to the question of the legal and ethical uses of Social Media.
In a recent article, Chris Serres, (Star Tribune, July 19, 2014) reported that the Minnesota Department of Human Services will begin testing a new a electronic system of fingerprint based background checks for caregivers. It is their hope that by January every newly hired worker who cares for children, the elderly and people with disabilities be required to be fingerprinted and photographed. Continue reading ->
As published by the State Rules Register:
Illinois has passed "Ban the Box" legislation which will be effective January 1, 2015 (HB 5701). This act is unique unto Illinois in regard to when an employer may inquire into the criminal record of an applicant as well as what employers/employees are exempt.
The District of Columbia lists October 31, 2014 as the estimated effective date, as published by the State Rules Register.
- Employers with ten or fewer employees within the District of Columbia.
For our online CorpNet Users, you now have the ability to print the data provided by your applicants at the time of submission. For those clients who enter their applicant's data you may now upload the applicant's signed Authorization & Release directly to our site.