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Teacher's second arrest raises questions about school background checks
A New Orleans teacher is facing charges after police say he sent four of his students at Sophie B. Wright Charter School pornographic images.

Is Your Employer Checking Up On You? How to Handle Background Checks On Seasonal Workers
New York( MainStreet ) — ‘Tis the season for background checks. Seasonal employment is one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy, not to mention a great way to pocket some extra cash headed into the holidays.

Expert: Killing shows strict police vetting needed
DENVER (AP) — The discovery that a Cleveland officer who shot and killed a 12-year-old boy last month had washed out at another police force highlights what some experts call an unnerving truth about policing: Departments don't always dig deeply enough into recruits' pasts.

UPDATE: Business Won't Say If They Do Background Checks on Local Mall Santas
UPDATE: 12:00 a.m. Lynchburg, VA – A Baytown, Texas man dressed up as Santa Claus, but he is a registered sex offender… who served time for sexually assaulting an 11 year old boy.

The Costliest Part of a Bad Hire Isn't What You Think
In a Robert Half survey, chief financial officers (CFOs) said the single greatest impact of a poor hiring decision is lower staff morale (41 per cent), followed closely by lost productivity (34 per cent). "In the current hiring environment of talent shortages, employers may feel pressured to cut corners in order to speed up the hiring process," noted Greg Scileppi, president of Robert Half …

Everett woman accused again of stealing
EVERETT — April Laughlin was sent to prison four years ago after embezzling more than $200,000 from her employer. It doesn't look like the Everett woman has mended her ways.

Uber pressures regulators by mobilizing riders and hiring vast lobbying network
The ride-sharing firm pressures regulators by mobilizing riders and hiring vast lobbying network.

Cleveland police shooting shows need for strict screenings
The discovery that a Cleveland officer who shot and killed a 12-year-old boy last month had washed out at another police force highlights what some experts call an unnerving truth about policing: Departments don't…

Durham releases school bus driver re-screening results
The company has promised to incorporate third-party background checks earlier in the hiring process, as well as more frequent drug screenings and driving record checks.

Ed Miliband to stop bosses hiring cheap foreign workers at expense of Brit wages
Greedy bosses have long been hiring cheap foreign labour while snubbing British staff, driving down wages and destroying workers’ rights. But Ed Miliband will today vow to crack down on rogue employers who exploit jobseekers from abroad by paying them less than local people need to survive on.