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November 2018 News Update

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In the United States, around 70 million men and women have a criminal record. They often struggle to find work: Only around 12% of employers say they would voluntarily hire someone with a record, and three out of four...

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Employers Must Comply with Detailed Requirements When Having a Third Party Perform Background Checks

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Q: Are there certain rules an employer must follow when conducting background checks or employees and prospective employees?..

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Connecticut Adds New Condition to Medical Marijuana Program

Connecticut Adds New Condition to Medical Marijuana Program

A new condition can now be treated with medical marijuana in Connecticut. The General Assembly's Regulations Review Committee has agreed that chronic neuropathic pain associated with degenerative spinal disorders is eligible for treatment with the drug...

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First FDA-approved Cannabis-based Drug Now Available In The US

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Epidiolex, the first cannabis-based medication approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, is now available by prescription in all 50 states. The twice-daily oral solution is approved for use in patients 2 and older to treat two types of epileptic syndromes: Dravet syndrome, a rare genetic dysfunction...

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How Do Employment Background Checks Work?

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Digital technology has made it easy for employers to peel back the layers of workers' pasts. And they're taking advantage of those opportunities: 73 percent of human resources professionals surveyed say their companies run criminal background checks on...

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State Law Claims Beware: "When FCRA Preempts" Claims Brought Under Other Laws

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Recently, we’ve seen a number of state law and common law claims dismissed because those claims are preempted by FCRA. In general, a preemption defense argues that, where a state law could conflict with federal law, only the federal law survives. FCRA contains at least two express preemption provisions...

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Requesting a Background Check to Make an Employment Decision? Read This First

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The Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) provides federally-imposed limitations on all employers who seek information from a Consumer Reporting Agency about an applicant or employee for use in making an employment decision, such as a hiring or promotion...

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Thank you for reading the SSC Screening Essentials Newsletter!

Maribeth Martino
Director, SSC BSI

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