Do you ever wonder how companies like Google, Hilton, Facebook and Southwest consistently rank on “Best Places to Work” lists? It’s more than fancy perks — like free gourmet meals and snacks, pet-friendly offices and nap pods — that make employees clamor to work at these companies.
In the past, employers that ordered background checks on applicants and employees (“candidates”) would receive a report that captured the candidate’s background information at the time of the report. Employers that wanted to find out whether their incumbent employees had been, for example, arrested for or convicted of a new crime had to order a new background report, which can be costly.
AKAs can be any alternative name or date of birth used by or associated with the candidate in the past. Conducting the search on AKA names can help ensure that you do not miss records that were logged under another name, for example a maiden name or an abbreviated version of a first name.
When someone is arrested, if they do not have an ID on them they’ll be booked under whatever name they give to the police. Richard could be Rick, Elizabeth could be Beth, and John Joseph Smith-Johnson could be Joe Smith. These additional names are called alias names. When we look for records, we only have the name and date of birth to go on. Today, very often the individuals arrested provide an alternate name. If you are ONLY using the current legal name, or have search limitations such as LAST NAME ONLY, you might be missing records.
As it stands today, 33 states – Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia – and Washington D.C. now permit the medical use of marijuana.
Currently, there are ten states that have authorized the legal use of marijuana for anyone 21 years old or older (Calif. is “over 21-yrs old”): Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont and Washington (and Washington D.C.). Although criminal and civil penalties saw a dramatic change, it’s imperative to note that each of these states’ laws specifically provide that employers do not need to accommodate employee marijuana use at work. Employers are still authorized to prohibit the use of “recreational” marijuana,
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