Florida Gov. Rejects Bill That Would Weaken Background Checks

Nick Fishman

I’ll keep this one short and sweet.  Kudos to Florida Governor Rick Scott for vetoing a bill that would have allowed some volunteer workers with in-home social service groups to avoid background checks.

Who in their right mind would think this bill was a good idea?  Haven’t we already seen enough stories (especially out of Florida) which deal with abuse of the elderly and those with disabilities?  Haven’t we seen our fair share of stories these folks are robbed blind by people offering in-home care?

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Nick Fishman is the co-founder of EmployeeScreenIQ, a leading, global employment background screening provider, and serves as the company’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. He pioneered the creation of EmployeeScreen University, the #1 educational resource on employment background checks for human resources, security and risk management professionals. A recognized industry expert, Nick is a frequent author, presenter and contributor to the news media. Nick is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio and Texas.
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