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RWHRMA 5k and Fun Run!

On Saturday June 25, CRC joined with other local companies to support the RWHRMA in partnership with TSHRM for the annual 5k and fun run fundraiser. The goal of this event is to raise money to assist the broader HR community as well as contribute a portion of the funds to a local charity. This

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2016 VA SHRM Conference

Our business development team had great success at the recent 2016 VA SHRM Conference! This  years conference was held at the Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, VA. We were glad to have the opportunity to meet so many great business professionals, as well as enjoy the perfect weather! Next years VA SHRM Conference will

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Alarm Systems Licensing Board – Special Announcement

At the latest meeting of the North Carolina Alarm Systems Licensing Board, a recent draft of Bill 2015-TQz-40 was discussed titled “Amend APA/Sunset Occupational Licensing Bds. What this bill intends to do is place restrictions on certain licensing boards, consolidate, and in some instances eliminate licensing boards all together. The NC Alarm Systems Licensing Board is one

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FTC Commissioner Julie Brill to Resign

From FTC.gov Julie Brill, who has served as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission since April 2010, will resign her position at the end of this month. “Commissioner Brill has been an unwavering advocate for consumers and competition during her six-year tenure at the Federal Trade Commission,” said FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez. “Commissioner Brill’s

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New Hanover Regional Medical Center Founders’ Gala 2016

On Saturday, January 30, the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Founders’ Gala was kicked off at the Air Wilmington Hanger at ILM Airport. This event featured epicurean delights from top chefs around Wilmington, and live music. The Founders’ Gala raises money each year to support the Betty H. Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital at New

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CFPB FINES EMPLOYMENT SCREENING FIRMS FOR ALLEGED INACCURATE REPORTS

Article originally posted by TheHill.com. Financial regulators are forcing two of the largest employment background screening companies to pay $12.5 million in fines and relief payments for allegedly reporting inaccurate information about job applicants. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) said General Information Services and its affiliate, e-Background-checks.com Inc. (BGC), unlawfully included civil suit and

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MAYOR de BLASIO SIGNS “FAIR CHANCE ACT”

Article originally posted by NYC.gov. NEW YORK—Mayor de Blasio today signed into law eight pieces of legislation – Intro. 318-A, in relation to prohibiting discrimination based on a person’s arrest record or criminal conviction; Intro. 125-B, in relation to licensing car wash businesses; and Intros 456-A, 723-A, 724-A, 725-A, 726-A, and 729-A, related to the

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WAFFLE HOUSE FACES LAWSUIT OVER CLAIMS OF UNFAIR USAGES OF BACKGROUND CHECKS

Article originally posted by LegalNewsLine.com. ORLANDO (Legal Newsline) – A Florida man is suing Waffle House claiming it unfairly used background checks and denied his employment application. William Jones, on behalf of himself and those similarly situated, has filed a class action lawsuit on Oct. 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District

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CRIMINALRECORDCHECK.COM (CRC) ACHIEVES BACKGROUND SCREENING CREDENTIALING COUNCIL ACCREDITATION

MORRISVILLE, N.C., SEPTEMBER 16, 2015 – The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) announced today that CriminalRecordCheck.com (CRC) has successfully demonstrated compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP) and will now be formally recognized as BSCC-Accredited. “It is with great pride that CriminalRecordCheck.com (CRC) acknowledges its BSCC

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BMW to Pay $1.6 Million and Offer Jobs to Settle Federal Race Discrimination Lawsuit

EEOC PRESS RELEASE 9-8-15 Company’s Criminal Background Policy Disproportionately Affected African-American Logistics Workers, EEOC Charged GREENVILLE, S.C. – The U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina today entered a consent decree ordering BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC (BMW) to pay $1.6 million and provide job opportunities to alleged victims of race discrimination as part

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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 16: Public Advocate and New York City Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio speaks to voters at a subway station in Brooklyn on August 16, 2013 in New York City. In the latest polls, de Blasio is in a tie with fellow candidate Christine Quinn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NEW YORK CITY: RESTRICTION ON USE OF CREDIT REPORTS

On May 6, 2015 the Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, signed Enactment:  2015/037, banning the use of credit reports by some employers.  This ordinance will go into effect on or about September 3, 2015.  The ordinance contains numerous and complicated exceptions, some of which require a familiarity with the functions of New

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SUPREME COURT VICTORY FOR EMPLOYERS TODAY IN MACH MINING V. EEOC

Attorneys: Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Christopher M. Cascino, Matthew Gagnon On April 29, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Mach Mining, LLC v. EEOC, No. 13-1019 (U.S. 2015), and concluded, in a unanimous opinion authored by Justice Kagan, that federal courts have the authority to review the EEOC’s conciliation efforts. In language that is sure to

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U.S. SUPREME COURT GRANTS CERT IN SPOKEO, INC. V. ROBINS

Attorneys: Pamela Q. Devata, Robert T. Szyba, Ephraim J. Pierre This morning, April 27, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the petition for writ of certiorari in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, No. 13-1339 (U.S.).  The petition poses a critical question that may determine the future scope of congressional power, as well as consumer and workplace-related

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LINKEDIN HIT WITH CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT FOR ITS JOB REFERENCE TOOL

A class-action lawsuit in California accuses the social network LinkedIn of violating federal consumer protection laws by selling users’ employment history to potential employers without their consent. The lawsuit filed Thursday in a federal court in Northern California takes issue with LinkedIn’s job reference tool, which is available to employers who subscribe to its premium

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NY OCA RECORDS – IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The New York Office of Court Administration (OCA) has posted the following announcement on its website: “Please be advised that, effective April 1, 2014, OCA will no longer report a criminal history for any individual whose only conviction was a single misdemeanor more than ten years prior to the date of request.” If you have

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CHARLOTTE WILL NOT ASK ABOUT CONVICTIONS ON INITIAL JOB APPLICATIONS

Charlotte City Manager Ron Carlee has removed the box on the city job applications that asks candidates to disclose their criminal history. The move puts Charlotte among a growing roster of cities, including Durham, Seattle and Minneapolis, that have eliminated the question on applications to make it easier for people with criminal histories to get

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FAILED BACKGROUND CHECKS COSTING USIS

Snowden debacle costing Providence Equity by Josh Kosman of the New York Post… The Edward Snowden spy affair not only imperils the National Security Agency’s operations, but also threatens Jonathan Nelson’s Providence Equity Partners. One of Nelson’s largest investments, $782 million in equity – is in Altegrity, the parent company of USIS, which allegedly failed

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FEDERAL BAN ON EMPLOYMENT CREDIT CHECKS PROPOSED

Federal Ban on Employment Credit Checks Proposed Excerpted from Washingtontimes.com, By Tiffany Madison Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) introduced legislation that prevents companies from considering a candidate’s credit history during the hiring process.  Warren believes the screening process establishes unnecessary roadblocks for the poor seeking lucrative employment. Click here for the full article…

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DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY TOUGHENS JOB CANDIDATE BACKGROUND CHECKS

Excerpted from delawareonline.com, by Nichole Dobo Delaware State University has adopted a new procedure for checking the background of high-ranking employees, following revelations that the school hired a dean with a criminal record. The university Board of Trustees reviewed the new policy Thursday at its public meeting at DSU’s main campus in Dover. The hiring

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LAWSUIT PROMPTS LOOK AT BRUNSWICK BACKGROUND CHECKS

Excerpted from starnewsonline.com, by Jason Gonzales Brunswick County was prompted by a lawsuit to take a closer look at enacting a stricter background check policy for its recreation league coaches and volunteers. The lawsuit was filed in Brunswick County Superior Court on August 12 and says the county violated its volunteer policy by letting two

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FTC WARNS DATA BROKER OPERATIONS OF POSSIBLE PRIVACY VIOLATIONS

The Federal Trade Commission sent letters to ten data broker companies warning that their practices could violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) after a test-shopping operation by the FTC indicated the companies were willing to sell consumer information without abiding by FCRA requirements. The test-shopping operation was part of a worldwide privacy protection effort. 

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BAN THE BOX ACT OF 2012 PROPOSED BY REP. HANSEN CLARKE

Rep. Hansen Clarke of Michigan recently proposed H.R. 6220, the “Ban the Box Act of 2012.”  This legistation would prohibit most employers from inquiring about an applicant’s criminal history or conducting a criminal record check prior to a conditional offer of employment.  H.R. 6220 would allow employers to conduct a criminal record check prior to an

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