Montana Now Screening School Bus Drivers

Montana Now Screening School Bus Drivers
School bus drivers in the state of Montana are now required to pass criminal background checks. While this new ruling from the state Board of Public Education is great news to students and parents, the question remains – why weren’t criminal background checks required before now? It seems the sudden...

Another FCRA Suit – Home Depot Accused

Another FCRA Suit – Home Depot Accused
Another lawsuit regarding alleged Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) violations is topping headlines this month, this time accusing the retail giant, Home Depot. Lead plaintiff Trent Henderson alledges the company has a habit of running background checks on prospective employees and taking adverse action against said applicants without following proper...

Sexual Assault of Seniors – A Growing Concern

Sexual Assault of Seniors – A Growing Concern
Elder abuse is a real threat in today’s society. From identity theft to neglect, seniors have been targeted and victimized by friend and foe alike. A recent study performed by researchers at La Trobe University in Australia has been bringing attention to another, often overlooked form of mistreatment – sexual...

Toddlers Left in Hot Car While Nanny Goes Tanning

Toddlers Left in Hot Car While Nanny Goes Tanning
Summer is on its way and as the temperatures rise, so do the dangers associated with heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Recent headlines have been ablaze with incidents related to “hot car” deaths, most famously the case involving a Georgia family and the tragedy involving their...

Learning the Importance of Background Checks – The Hard Way

Learning the Importance of Background Checks – The Hard Way
Susan and Jason Burk of Sharpsburg, Georgia learned a lesson about trust recently. Unfortunately for the Burks, that lesson was hard-learned. “She seemed like the girl next door,” said Susan Burk of the cleaning lady they had hired in June. “We were so happy to have found her.” Little did...

CEO Steps Down After Criminal Past is Discovered

CEO Steps Down After Criminal Past is Discovered
Multiple arrests, over two years of jail time for embezzling a former employer, and misrepresented educational qualifications – not what you would expect to find when looking into the background of the Executive Director & CEO of a charter management organization; however, such information was recently brought to light in...

Daytona Beach Requires Safer Transportation

Daytona Beach Requires Safer Transportation
Daytona Beach has taken a step forward towards increasing its safety for residents and visitors. Commissioners have recently voted to require pedicab operators to pass annual background checks in order to give rides in their city. Similar to taxi cab drivers, pedicab drivers have an obligation to their passengers to...

Summer Camp Screening Lessons

Summer Camp Screening Lessons
Summer camp memories are typically those of roasting marshmallows while sharing ghost stories, swimming, hiking, and learning about nature. Children come home with newfound friendships, hand-made crafts, and tales of their experiences that are recounted again and again. To ensure youngsters are in the best hands while away at camp,...

A Maryland Doctor with a Past Faces New Charges

A Maryland Doctor with a Past Faces New Charges
What do Dr. William Dando, MedExpress Urgent Care, and the state of Maryland have in common? A 41 year old woman is considering suing all of them. The woman, who will remain nameless due to the sensitive nature of the alleged offense, is accusing Dando of molesting her at a...