It’s the festive season, and many companies that use drivers are busier than usual. From logistics operations delivering goods to retailers, to the Amazon and FedEx drivers delivering purchases to consumers, the roads are super busy. And more traffic means an increased number of collisions, which can have major cost implications for your business if…

The U.S. economy might be bullish right now, but the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been hinting at a potential global economic slowdown for some time now. In its October World Economic Outlook, the IMF predicted a downward revision in its global growth projections for 2020, which is a downward revision of 0.2% from its April…

New York City’s pre-employment drug test for marijuana has reached the end of the road, which the legislation due to be banned with effect from May 10th, 2020. It’s a timely death, given the large-scale marijuana mindset shift currently taking place across the country. Although NYC is the first city to implement this change, it’s…

In January 2019, the healthcare world was rocked by the story of a comatose female patient in Arizona who gave birth unexpectedly. Since she had been in a vegetative state for a number of years, it was a complete surprise to most of her caregivers. A police investigation found evidence she had allegedly been impregnated…

There’s an old saying that goes “How do you turn an ordinary man into a murderer? Put him behind the wheel of a vehicle!” Sadly, it’s a fact that more than 37,000 Americans die in road crashes every year, while an additional 2.35 million are injured or disabled. Having any of these on your conscience is too many…

Recruiting candidates for the financial services sector carries a higher level of risk than many other industries, because jobs that offer access to money might attract people who have the wrong intentions. It’s important to ensure before you make an offer that prospective employees are financially stable, to avoid exposing the company to that risk….

Renting out an owned property is a popular way to monetize any real estate investments, and as long as you have good tenants it can be a reliable source of income. Large property management companies typically screen prospective tenants as a matter of course, but smaller and private owners tend to be less formal about…

From verification of identity to sourcing of criminal records, it’s important to avoid violations during candidate background checks. Checking the background of a prospective employee during the recruitment process might sound like a standard activity, but a number of laws regulate the desire for information. To make sure you don’t end up on the hook…

With one in four Americans now carrying a criminal record according to statistics from the Charles Koch Institute, a full quarter of the country’s eligible workforce may be seeing their opportunities to work and earn a living limited by the results that turn up during a pre-employment check. Since unemployment is at its lowest in…

The New York State Office of Court Administration (OCA) provides a statewide criminal history record search (CHRS) for a nominal fee of $95.00. This means anyone can request a background check on an individual or an organization, without having to use the services of a background screening company. It’s worth noting, however, that if you’re…

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