Arizona strengthens background check requirements for nursing home employees

Excerpted from a National Law Review article by Nonnie L. Shivers and Aaron S. Nava On March 18, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed 19 bills into law, including, most notably for nursing home and assisted living facility employers, Senate Bill (SB) 1242, which strengthens employee background checks. In his press release, Governor Ducey explained that […]

Applicant drags feet on background check: Can offer be pulled?

Excerpted from an HR Morning Blog by Tom D’Agostino The employer waited for fingerprints and a drug test. And waited. And waited some more. It eventually convinced the a federal appeals court that a newly hired teacher’s employment contract offer could be revoked. The teacher delayed required fingerprinting and did not undergo drug testing before […]

Killer linked to cold-case through fingerprint background check

Excerpted from Fox News By Robert Gearty A man linked eight months ago to a Florida 1998 cold case murder — when he applied for a job requiring his fingerprints for a background check — has been sentenced to life in prison for the crime. Todd Barket, 51, of Brandon, Fla., was told his sentence […]

Meals on Wheels volunteers must submit fingerprints for background checks

Excerpted from Gainesville Times By Joshua Silavent When former Gov. Nathan Deal signed a law in May 2018 to require background checks for caregivers, it was met with a no-brainer kind of reaction. The law, which will take effect this October, aims to root out abuse of elderly and disabled individuals through the creation of […]