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Is That Degree Bogus? by First Advantage

Online education has emerged as a rapidly growing industry and a viable alternative to traditional 'bricks and mortar' institutions. Bringing education within reach for many, the benefits are lower costs, greater convenience and flexible scheduling for today's busy lifestyles. The Internet has also spawned a worldwide problem – the so-called 'diploma mills' issuing fake or worthless degrees. The Today Show reported in June about candidates buying fake diplomas and even transcripts on the Internet from 'prestigious institutions' to pad their resumes. Those scams can usually be detected through academic credential screening. 

To Test or Not To Test by First Advantage

Drugs – let's face it, we all have our vices. Caffeine, nicotine, alcohol – whether it is a little bit of energy to kick start the day or a real addiction, many people find it difficult to resist the chemical-altering allure of psychoactive substances. And whilst staff having a coffee or cigarette habit is unlikely to cause problems in the workplace, the same is unfortunately not always true for alcohol and other drugs. In one particularly stark example, a teacher in Nottinghamshire, UK has recently been banned from teaching after bringing alcohol into the primary school she was working in and consuming it on the premises, as reported by the Nottingham Post.

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Subsidies by First Advantage

On March 4, 2015, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of King v. Burwell. Today the Court held in a 6 to 3 ruling that the Affordable Care Act subsidies continue to be available nationwide. The plaintiffs in King v. Burwell challenged the legality of tax credits allowed for the purchase of health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. The argument made is that liberties were taken when the rules under the Affordable Care Act were drafted, and the meaning of who could receive the tax credits was expanded. The language of the law, it was argued, restricts the right to receive subsidies to individuals who qualify as to income and purchase their health insurance from a state exchange as opposed to a federally provided exchange.  

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