Compliance with the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) REAL ID program for driver’s licenses is about more than getting onto airplanes. It also affects access to federal facilities and nuclear power plants, which may apply to anyone doing business with the government or utilities operating nuclear plants.

Affirmation is encouraging, and iiX received it in spades through responses to our annual customer survey. Almost 77% of our customers were likely to recommend us to a colleague, and a quarter rated our service as “superior,”1 thanks to prompt and personal attention, great results, and ease of use.

In 1964, Congress passed the Civil Rights Act which among other requirements stated that any selection procedure must be related to the job. With regards to the use of a Physical Abilities Test, this means the level of physical demands required for passing such a test cannot be greater than the actual job itself.

The recent Equifax data breach has potentially compromised the personal data of some 143 million Americans–or half the U.S. adult population. In what is thought to be the largest-recorded cyber breach ever, the names, birth dates, addresses, and Social Security and driver’s license numbers of consumers were compromised by unauthorized individuals. Some credit card information may also have been breached.

So, you want to know more about the people spending 8-plus hours working alongside you... Do a Google search for “background screening” and you’ll retrieve 11 million results. Search for “background screening companies” and the result is a paltry 6.5 million links.

They’re called self-driving, driverless, autonomous, and highly automated vehicles. According to CB Insights, as of August 2016, nearly 33 companies—both start-ups and household names—are devoting resources to developing self-driving vehicles. Thousands of engineers are working on this new technology. Before long, self-driving cars and trucks will become an integral part of package deliveries and trucking.

When it comes to FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act) compliance, sometimes the devil is in the details. You’ve been diligent about following the rules regarding your employee background screenings and think you’re in compliance, but that may not be the case.

Background checks are a smart investment in protecting your employees, customers, and vendors, because they can help reduce the chance of workplace violence by weeding out job candidates who may pose a threat before they are on the job.