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The applicant screening industry moves fast. Keep up with our Industry News blog, which presents breaking news items, culled from newspapers and trade publications, relating to legislation, case law, statistics and trends in applicant screening. 

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FTC releases new data security guidance for businesses

The Federal Trade Commission announced a new initiative and released a corresponding guidance document which focuses on helping businesses to better protect consumers’ information. Read More

Legislation will provide guidelines for hair-based drug testing of commercial drivers

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Under the recently signed Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, entities regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will be permitted to conduct hair-based drug testing for both pre-employment and random drug testing. Read More

CFPB hits another company with hefty fine for violations of the FCRA

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Clarity Services, Inc., a Florida-based credit reporting agency, agreed to pay an $8 million penalty to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau amid allegations that the company obtained credit reports on consumers without “permissible purpose.” Read More

FMCSA lowers minimum annual random drug testing percentage rate

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced on Dec. 21 that effective Jan. 1, 2016, the minimum annual random drug testing percentage rate for drivers subject to DOT-testing rules will decrease to 25 percent.  Read More

Philadelphia expands “ban the box” ordinance

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On Dec. 15, 2015, Mayor Michael Nutter signed Bill No. 150815, thereby amending and expanding Philadelphia’s “ban the box” law. The amendments are set to become effective March 14, 2016. Read More

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