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Breath Testing Marijuana Breathalyzer is not Yet a Reliable Indicator of Recent Use

A new federally funded study illustrates the difficulty of developing a breathalyzer-like device for cannabis: Even when using carefully collected samples and laboratory analysis, researchers found THC levels were too inconsistent to tell whether someone had smoked marijuana recently.

The findings, from researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of […]

Biden signs executive order with a new framework to protect data transfers between the U.S. and EU

The White House announced President Joe Biden signed an executive order to implement a new framework to protect the privacy of personal data shared between the U.S. and Europe.

The new framework fills a significant gap in data protections across the Atlantic since a European court undid a previous version in 2020.

The so-called Privacy Shield 2.0 […]

Sterling Expands through Acquisition of Employment Background Investigations, Inc.

Sterling, a leading global provider of background screening and identity services, today announced that it has acquired Employment Background Investigations, Inc. (EBI) in a highly complementary deal that will expand Sterling’s presence in key US verticals, including financial services, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and transportation.

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Bill That Keeps DOBs on Public Records Passes the Michigan House

A bill that would protect hiring, housing placements and public safety is making its way through the Michigan legislature. The bill, HB 5368 was passed on Nov. 3  in the Michigan House of Representatives and its purpose is to prohibit the redaction of dates of birth from public records.

Under a new rule, Michigan courts are […]

2021 HRO Today Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings: Pre-Employment Screening

HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings™ are based solely on feedback from buyers of the rated services; the ratings are not based on the opinion of the HRO Today staff. We collect feedback annually through an online survey, which we distribute to buyers directly through our own mailing lists and indirectly through service providers. Once collected, response data for all providers with a […]

First Advantage buys Corporate Screening and MultiLatin

First Advantage Corporation entered agreements to acquire two screening providers, Corporate Screening Services, a healthcare and higher education focused screening and compliance solutions provider headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and MultiLatin Advisors, S.A. de C.V, a screening and verifications provider based in Mexico.

“These acquisitions are aligned with our capital allocation priorities and will provide us […]

GTCR Announces Acquisition of Cisive

GTCR, a leading private equity firm, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Cisive (the “Company”).

Cisive, headquartered in Holtsville, New York, is a leading background screening provider focused on providing high-value employee background screens and industry-specific data services to highly regulated, risk-sensitive industries. Cisive has long-term relationships with a diverse base […]

PBSA Annual Background Screening Survey: Trends in the U.S. and Abroad

With more remote workers now than ever, professional background checks are even more important to safeguard today’s increasingly globalized workforce.’s HR Research Institute and the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) completes an annual survey of human resources professionals to identify trends in the expansion of screening in the global labor market. This report examines […]

One Billion Verdict Returned in Nassau County Crash that Killed UNF Student

A Nassau County jury returned a $1 billion verdict in the death of a local University of North Florida student killed in a 22-vehicle crash in 2017 on Interstate 95.

Troopers said Connor Dzion, 18, was stopped in traffic from a semi truck crash on Labor Day weekend near State Road 200 when another truck hit him […]

HR platform provider First Advantage sets terms for $298 million IPO

First Advantage, which provides technology solutions for human capital management, announced terms for its IPO on Monday. The Atlanta, GA-based company plans to raise $298 million by offering 21.3 million shares (16% insider) at a price range of $13 to $15. At the midpoint of the proposed range, First Advantage would command a fully diluted […]


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