Is Ban the Box Out of Control?

Posted Thursday, November 10th, 2016 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

When filing out a job application, were you required to check a box asking if you had a criminal record? I have seen these on job applications in the past, but more and more these boxes are being eliminated because of ban the box legislations being passed across the country. While the laws could be reducing discrimination against some people being hired for a job, it can also be quite a challenge for employers.

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On the Road Again: Sleep Apnea Policy Reviewed For Truck Drivers

Posted Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

Every day millions of trucks are on the road transporting everything from livestock to electronics to large industrial pieces. Some drivers are on short day trips while others are long-haul drivers who travel across states. As a child, I was always fascinated by the “big rigs” and how drivers were free to see the wonders of the country. I didn’t realize until I was older how vital these trucks and their drivers are in transporting goods and services in the United States.

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No License, Big Problem

Posted Monday, November 10th, 2014 by Sterling Talent Solutions

In a tragic accident last August, an East Harlem cab driver who was allegedly driving with a suspended license struck and killed 25-year-old cyclist Jerrison Garcia. While bike safety advocates want drivers to pay more attention to bikes and share the road, background screening advocates are wondering why this driver was even operating a cab (or any motor vehicle for that matter) to begin with.

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