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Los Angeles Hiring Firefighters
July 21–With a new fire chief awaiting confirmation and thousands of expected applicants, the city of Los Angeles is beginning the process of hiring 165 new firefighters even as standards and procedures are being revamped to avoid the problems that have plagued the department in the past.

New Whitepaper Describes Using Individualized Assessments in Criminal Background Screening
Proforma Screening Solutions, a unit of the Lowers Risk Group, has published a whitepaper that describes a model process for the use of individualized assessments as part of criminal background screening during the hiring process. (PRWeb July 17, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/background-checks/individualized-assessment/prweb12023622.htm

Government Agencies Coming Down on Inappropriate Employee Background Checks, Says Dallas Employment Attorney
Dallas employment attorney Michael Melder delivers talk on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) positions on employee background checks and screening tools (PRWeb July 21, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/michael-melder-melderlaw/employee-background-check …

HireRight’s 2014 Health Care Report Reveals Slower Job Growth and Employers’ Common Screening Program Gaps
IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Health care hiring expected to increase this year, but at a slower pace than last year, according to HireRight Health Care Spotlight, a subset of its annual Employment Screening Benchmark Survey.

New Illinois Law Postpones Criminal Background Checks
Governor Pat Quinn signs legislation to help ensure fair hiring practices across Illinois.  The new law prevents criminal background checks until after a job applicant is deemed to qualify for a job. It’s hoped the law will help more ex-cons get jobs, since they won't be disqualified immediately in the hiring process.

Ned PD eyes hiring new officer, increased prisoner cost
NEDERLAND — Nederland Police Department is looking at some changes to the budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The department is looking to add another officer to patrol, increasing its allocation to Jefferson County for prison cost, adding another dispatcher and purchase two new vehicles.

Background checks to start Oct. 1 on Michigan home health care aides
The state health and human services departments plan to begin criminal history background checks Oct. 1 on 60,000 in-home workers after an audit found nearly 3,800 felons working in the Medicaid-funded program.

Do schools know who are they hiring?
The rape of a six-year-old girl in her school premises, has raised an alarm on the lack of security measures in schools.

In Rape of Bangalore Six-Year-Old, a New Arrest Today
Chairman of Bangalore school where six-year-old girl was allegedly raped arrested

Bangalore rape case: Can background checks and public registry of sexual offenders prevent child abuse?
Despite a tough law against child sexual abuse, India continues to reel under the burden of many exploited childhoods. Here's a look at what can be done to bring about some change