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New York City Bans Pre-Employment Testing of Marijuana in 2020

New York City will soon prohibit employers from requiring job applicants to submit to testing for the presence of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the active ingredient in marijuana.   This bill, Introduction No. 1445-A, was approved by the New York City Council on April 9 and was enacted after the 30-day deadline passed without a signature from the mayor. It will go into effect in a year.   This […]

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Exactly How Accurate Are Fingerprint Background Checks? 

It is commonly thought that a fingerprint background check is an all-encompassing background screening. No two fingerprints are alike, so the background check would be accurate, right? However, the criminal records associated with the fingerprint are sometimes incomplete. We will go into detail explaining what a fingerprint background check is, the industries that use it, […]

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Back to the Basics: Public Access Terminals and Criminal Researchers

Editor’s Note: We’re excited to announce our new “Back to the Basics” series, wherein we’ll take an in-depth look at some of the ins and outs of the background check industry. We’re starting off this week with a behind the scenes view of criminal research featuring one of our in-house researchers, Chelsea Swartz. The sun […]

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Fingerprints Can’t Be Faked, But The Records Are Not Always As Thorough As You Might Need Them To Be

According to The Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS), which is maintained by the FBI, there are currently 78-million subjects in its criminal master fingerprint file. When you take into consideration that slightly more than one in three American adults has a criminal record, that number seems low. Especially when you consider that over the […]