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Someone Poisoned the Doughnut Hole

There is nothing that can turn around the Monday Blues like a good doughnut and some coffee. But, for one Dunkin Donuts franchise, things went a little south when one Oakton, Virginia employee decided to take the company’s recipe into his own hands. According to...

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Social Media Background Checks

Whether it’s inter-office communications or nationwide advertising, there is no denying that things like Facebook and Twitter have permanently altered the business landscape. With this advancement, the question has arisen for many companies whether or not they should utilize social media background checks during the...

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Employers Want Background AND Credit Checks?!

It may come as surprising news to some, but many employers, in addition to using employee background checks, may also want a credit check on you. This might not seem like a big deal to some, but for those who do not have the best...

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Finding the Right Tenants

Everyone has heard the stories. Renters trashing flats, stealing from neighbors, selling drugs right out of apartments… it’s not even newsworthy anymore! But for landlords, a single incident like one of these can mean the difference between staying afloat and drowning in bills. So for...

Investigative Consumer Report
What is an Investigative Consumer Report?

The FCRA §603(e) defines an Investigative Consumer Report (an ICR) as “a report or portion thereof in which information on a consumer’s character, general reputation, personal characteristics, or mode of living is obtained through personal interviews with neighbors, friends, or associates of the consumer reported...

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The Flaws of Employee Criminal Record Checks

What actually goes into a background check? When picturing the process, you might imagine a private investigator going over all of the different documents and records you have signed over the years. Maybe he continues investigating by interviewing your friends and family. Whatever his methods,...

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Drugs and Alcohol Becoming More Common at Work?

The past 15 years have seen pitched battles over legalized marijuana and a growing acceptance of recreational drug use. However, with this rise has also come an increase in workplace drug usage. According to a series of studies conducted by Quest Diagnostics, nearly 4% of...

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Lyft and Uber Drunk Driving Scandal

Picture the scene. You are headed home following a fun night with friends and decide to call for an Uber. You make small talk with the driver, but when you look up at the front seat, you can definitely make out a Breathalyzer device. You...

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One of the Few Ways to get Fired from Taco Bell

A worker at a Fort Wayne, Indiana, Taco Bell allegedly tweeted a picture of himself urinating onto a plate of nachos. In his defense, he claimed the plate was going to be thrown out anyway. Taco Bell promptly identified the employee as Cameron Jankowski. Even though...