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Texas: 32% of Criminal background Check Convictions Missed.

Posted by Bob Mather on May 13, 2015

Highlights from our internal analysis. Read more below

  • 638 individuals screened for Texas Criminal records
  • 135 individuals with criminal records were found
  • 43 were not reported by TXDPS
  • 89  unique criminal record cases were not reported by the TXDPS
  • 26  of these unique records are felonies
  • 63 of these unique records are MisdemeanorsOur facts:

After an internal evaluation of Texas Department of Public Safety criminal record accuracy, Pre-employ.com is urging employers who screen individuals in the state of Texas to contest two bills currently being considered (TX BILLS H2700 & H4114).

In our opinion, these two bills significantly undermine public safety and were recently reported out of committee.

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Topics: Texas, Background Checks, Criminal History, Criminal Record

Texas House Approves Drug Testing for Unemployment Benefits

Posted by admin on May 29, 2013

drug_testing_applicantsA recent spate of states have considered legislation that would require seekers of unemployment insurance to first pass a drug test in order to earn eligibility. Add Texas to that growing list, after the state's House approved a measure that would tie screening to availability of jobless benefits.

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Topics: Texas, HR Compliance

Texas task force recovers millions in unemployment insurance fraud

Posted by admin on March 17, 2013

Texas businesses may see a little lost money come their way after a task force in the state announced it had recovered millions in fraudulently obtained unemployment insurance last year.

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Topics: Texas, HR Compliance

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