All Posts By "Nix" (Total Posts: 1200)

Should Employers Consider Workers with a Criminal Record? A Look at Second Chances.

You may be surprised to learn that there are millions of individuals with a prior criminal history living and working in society. They have served their time, have rehabilitated themselves and become productive members of society contributing to their communities instead of consuming limited resources. According to federal Bureau of Justice statistics, nearly 700,000 individuals are ...

Medical Monitoring Compliance Requirement

Why is Medical Monitoring Mandated? Organizations that receive funding from Medicaid and others must check for exclusions no less frequently than monthly. State Medicaid agencies are required to terminate the participation of any individual or entity if such individual or entity has been terminated or excluded under Medicare or any other State or Federal Medicaid plan. Read ...

Make Sure Your Background Screening Program Has Value

If you ask yourself what’s the most important thing a screening provider can offer, it may be somewhat difficult to name a single attribute. Instead, you probably would name common items such as compliance, price, accuracy, turnaround times, and of course, customer service. To put it in context, when it comes to background screening value ...

Employers Beware – Background Screening Compliance is Your Responsibility Too

Did you know … Employers have compliance obligations during the background screening process at the national, state, and local levels? Not understanding those obligations can cost your company quite a bit of money in fines and lawsuits? In the age of electronic applications, most background screening vendors provide the electronic forms, but do not ensure ...

Best Practice Guide for Choosing a Background Screening Partner

The crucial task of selecting a trustworthy background screening partner can be a difficult one, and options continue to grow as the industry expands and technology evolves. Your background screening partner is a key component of your talent screening and selection process, so finding the right partner with the right fit for your screening program is paramount. ...

The Importance of NAPBS Background Screening Accreditation Program

There are two ways to look at the importance of background screening accreditation as your company seeks a source of the information required for workplace and housing safety, for example, and for protection of its reputation if the occasional unavoidable error occurs. The first way to view accreditation is an assurance that a background screening agency’s ...

Relevance of Complying with Data Protection Regulation in Mexico

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has changed the way in which the treatment and processing of personal data is regulated. It is first important to identify the people who will be responsible for implementing a complete personal data protection program or policy. These individuals, called the Data Controller and Data Processor, are figures who ...

New Rules on Police Record Checks in Ontario

Under the Police Record Checks Reform Act 2015, which came into force November 1, 2018, there are three types of record checks: criminal record checks, criminal record and judicial matters checks, and vulnerable sector checks. The criminal record check pulls criminal convictions that have not been pardoned and findings of guilt under the federal Youth ...

Canada: Cannabis in the Workplace: “If the Employer Cannot Measure Impairment, It Cannot Manage Risk”

Employers are facing new challenges with current drug testing policies thanks to the legalization of recreational cannabis. But the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador in the case of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1620 v Lower Churchill Transmission Construction Employers’ Association Inc., 2019 NLSC 48, held that the inability to measure residual impairment ...

How to Implement Zero Tolerance for Cannabis at Work

With cannabis being legal recreationally in Canada, employers are faced with considering how to defend a zero-tolerance approach to the drug’s use when accurate testing is impossible. The only way to do so, according to Horizon Occupational Health Solutions, is to “demonstrate how the detection of THC could result in impairments that would directly affect ...