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Miya’s Law
Senate Bill 898
This law went into effect on July 1, 2022, Senate Bill 898, also referred to as “Miya’s Law” was signed into law by Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis.
Miya’s Law is named after Miya Marcano.
Ms. Marcano’s murder was committed by a maintenance worker at the apartment complex who used a key fob to enter her apartment. 
Senate Bill 898 focuses on the background checks of prospective  employees as well as suppliers/ vendors and contractors that provide on site services.
Referred to as “Miya’s Law,” Senate Bill 898 puts measures in place that require landlords and property managers to do thorough background checks on any potential apartment complex employees.
Most property owners, and their tenants will view this law as an important risk management tool that will protect the safety of the Apartment’s residents, fellow employees and help the property owners and managers help avoid significant negligent hiring lawsuits arising out of the actions of an employee of the business.
In accordance with  Senate Bill 898, property managers are required to utilize the service of a consumer reporting agency such as a background check vendor to screen a potential employee’s criminal background and status as a sex offender.
Property Managers are required to use a national database, which means they will be able to gather information about crimes committed by a potential employee in any of the 50 states as well as Washington D.C.
We provide an easy, compliant process and solution.
Our criminal record Smart Search Plus® meets all of the requirements of this new law.
Moreover, our automated system does most of the work in getting the background check signed for compliance and returned promptly to you.
It really is as simple as sending an email link to the applicant.
It includes a check of the sex offender registries in all 50 states as well as a national criminal record database.
It also includes a check of the Federal criminal records in jurisdictions where the applicant has lived.
This is important, as now many crimes against minors are charged the Federal criminal justice system.
Crimes such as enticing a minor across state lines in order to commit criminal acts, are often charged only in the Federal court systems.
Often, these records will not appear in any state criminal records.
According to the law, property managers have the right to disqualify a potential employee if the applicant has been found guilty, convicted, or entered a plea of guilty to any of the following offenses:
1. A criminal offense that involves the disregard for the safety of others which, if committed in Florida, is a felony or misdemeanor in the first degree.
2. A criminal offense committed in any jurisdiction which involves violence, including but not limited to, murder, sexual battery, carjacking, home invasions, stalking, and robbery.
All of our reports are FCRA compliant
 Government contractors should also  be familiar with the requirement to comply with the  Fair Chance To Compete Act.
The Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act of 2019 (Act) was discreetly tucked into the Defense Spending Bill approved on December 20, 2019.
The Act is part of a growing national trend of “Ban the Box” laws, referring to the question on job applications asking whether a candidate has been convicted of a crime.
Ban the Box laws largely have bipartisan support and, according to the National Employment Law Project, have been approved in 35 states and more than 150 cities across the United States.
As of March 31, 2017, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management already required most federal agencies to wait until the conditional offer stage of the hiring process to request criminal history information from a job candidate.
The Act supersedes this regulation and applies the prohibition to both the federal government and now certain private employers.   
Specifically, the Act prohibits private employers that contract with the federal government  
Our Automated Employment Screening provides an applicant controlled process that allows FCRA compliant background check forms, including Electronic Chain-Of-custody  forms and  releases to be completed online by the applicant.
We provide several short   videos     to  easily acquaint you with the system.
This  makes the background check process fast and easy.
Please   Click   or call  for more information.
Our Automated Employment Screening provides an applicant controlled process that allows FCRA compliant background check forms, including Electronic Chain-Of-custody forms and releases to be completed online by the applicant. We provide several short videos to easily acquaint you with the system.
This makes the background check process fast and easy.
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None of the information contained in this web site should be construed as legal advice. All forms, policies, information and procedures should be reviewed by your legal counsel before being used in any way. Updated 12/2022
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