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Posted by: Southern Research on Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Louisiana RS 40:1203.1 et seq mandates that most employers of Non-licensed Healthcare Personnel and Licensed Ambulance Personnel conduct Criminal Record Searches and National Sex Offender SearchesThese searches must be conducted by the Louisiana State Police or an Authorized Agency of the State Police that is also approved by the Department of Health and Hospitals. Southern Research is approved to conduct these types of searches.

Using Consumer Reports: What Employers Need to Know

Posted by: Federal Trade Commission on Monday, May 16, 2016

When you use consumer reports to make employment decisions like hiring, promotion, reassignment, and retention, the Fair Credit Reporting Act requires you to take important compliance steps. Find out more about keeping your company within the law.

What are you missing? The importance of a social trace!

Posted by: Southern Research on Monday, May 2, 2016
Background investigations are conducted by using information that has been provided by the applicant. This can leave the investigation open to errors because of the possible inaccuracy of said information. However, vulnerability can be mitigated ...

'Ban the box' employment bill passes Louisiana House to cheers

Posted by: AP Reporting on Monday, April 25, 2016
State representatives cheered as a bid to block state employers from asking about job applicants' criminal histories before interviews cleared the Louisiana House. Rep. C. Denise Marcelle, D-Baton Rouge, said her "ban the box" proposal is a ...