Lynchburg, Virginia Circuit Court Judge Patrick Yeatts has largely upheld Virginia’s new law requiring a background check on all gun sales, but has issued a limited, narrow injunction, which Attorney General Mark R. Herring intends to appeal, temporarily blocking the law from applying to handgun purchases made by 18-20 year olds.
Background checks represent a moment in time, but continuous monitoring that listens to a candidate's data over time, looking and identifying changes in their background to mitigate risk is the future.
Continuous evaluation can pick up and make note of concerning behaviors among employees, giving an employer the ability to intervene in negative behaviors that take place after the initial background check and before something serious happens to the individual or their organization. Once alerted to concerning employee behavior, employers can unlock multiple organizational support mechanisms, including having HR speak to the individual about the potential cause.
NY Senator Chuck Schumer has said the Department of Justice (DOJ) is failing to implement and follow through on implementing the Child Protection Improvements Act (CPIA), which mainly protects kids through better employment background checks.
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1165 into law, which is sponsored by children's advocacy nonprofit, Change for Justice. The new law requires professional visitation monitors to have background checks and enhanced in-person training.
The Pentagon officially took over the federal background-check system, with a newly created Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) inside the Defense Department now charged with reducing a massive backlog of clearances for employees and contractors, according to a news report.
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