12/20/2011 - A new law (formerly A.B. 22) further limits how California employers can use credit reports to screen job applicants. Under the law, employers may only use credit reports to screen prospective employees in certain circumstances, such as for jobs in management or law enforcement, for example. Employers may also check credit history for those who have access to customer bank or credit card information or where a credit check is required by law.
11/09/2011 - No cases of infectious disease reported during Haj. Researchers looks for links between credit scores and employee performance. Lawmakers raise concerns about counterfeit electronics in military equipment. And more.
08/15/2011 - A U.S. lawmaker introduces legislation for doing background checks on utility workers. North Carolina will begin to alter 911 tapes to protect victims. Tel Aviv University has developed a hand-held date rape drug detector. And more.
06/09/2011 - As the reins change hands from Generation X to Millennials over the next 20 years, the work force will be replaced by tech savvy security managers looking for fast, convenient, and portable solutions to employee background checks, says a background screening executive.
10/27/2010 - The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) held a hearing to explore the use of credit checks in preemployment screening programs. The EEOC is investigating the issue to determine whether credit checks are creating an obstacle to employment in a poor economy, especially for minority applicants.
09/30/2010 - A far-reaching congressional investigation found that the Pentagon’s supply-chain subcontractors in Afghanistan paid protection money to tribal warlords, and some of those funds likely found their way into the hands of supporters of the insurgency. Get the details of the congressional findings here.