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Eric Dawson Cold Case Revisited

Eric Dawson Cold Case Revisited

Unsolved Murder Case Thirty years ago, was a detective for the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in Florida assigned to their Major Crimes Unit investigating homicides. Although I have investigated numerous death cases, there are a few murder cases that still lurk in my...

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Be Aware of Bad Background Checks

Be Aware of Bad Background Checks

Be Aware – and – Beware! Many employers believe that a quick and cheap pre-employment background is sufficient to mitigate any liability should an employee commit criminal acts in the workplace. The employer thinks that a background report would be enough of a defense...

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Background Checks on the Rise

Background Checks on the Rise

Background checks have become increasingly more important to employers than before. There are a variety of reasons why. The most prevalent reason is to ensure a safe working environment for employees, as well as your customers. A survey conducted by the Society for...

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EEOC Issues COVID-19 Guidance for Hiring

EEOC Issues COVID-19 Guidance for Hiring

What an Employer needs to know about COVID-19 and Hiring The EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) recently provided guidance for employers who are currently hiring and what affect COVID-19 has on the on-boarding of new employees. Historically, EEOC has been...

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What Employers Should Know

What Employers Should Know

I-9 Identity Theft The United States Supreme Court ruled that false information used by an employee for the purpose of completing an I-9 Form can be criminally prosecuted for Identity Theft. The case stems from Kansas v. Garcia wherein three defendants used false...

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Employer-What not to do…

Employer-What not to do…

Case Facts: EEOC’s lawsuit has reported that Dollar General, a popular retailer in the United States, is currently under fire for discriminating against African Americans seeking hire. Although both white and African Americans are failing criminal background checks,...

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Do You Know the Difference Between Arrest vs. Conviction?

Do You Know the Difference Between Arrest vs. Conviction?

Federal law does not prohibit employers from asking about your criminal history. But, federal Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) laws do prohibit employers from discriminating when they use criminal history information. Using criminal history information to make...

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Employee Crimes in the Workplace

Employee Crimes in the Workplace

Although we like to believe the people we work with are trustworthy and safe, it’s essential to recognize the chance of crime happening in the workplace, which can take many forms. Taking precautions against employee crime can protect you, your company, and your...

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Fraudulent Resumes

Fraudulent Resumes

The term ‘resume fraud’ describes any time someone intentionally provides false information on their résumé in an attempt to appeal more to their desired position. Unfortunately, resume fraud is far more common than expected. 58% of managers have caught applicants...

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A Background Check Would Have Protected Coworkers

A Background Check Would Have Protected Coworkers

  On June 22nd, 2018, a J&R engineering employee was rushed to the hospital after an argument-gone-wrong in Barberton, Ohio. 29-year-old Aaron Brooks was charged with felonious assault and ownership of a weapon under disability. During a heated dispute,...

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Are you putting a dangerous driver behind the wheel?

Are you putting a dangerous driver behind the wheel?

On November 16th, 2011, $7 million was paid to a family by an Arkansas federal court in compensation for an avoidable deadly car crash. The truck driver responsible for the tragedy was later exposed for having a history of poor driving, including license revoking. It...

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