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The 3 Questions You Should Ask About Your Background Checking Program

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While the benefits of background screening are usually clear to employers, the practice has been considered by some job seekers, particularly those with less-than-perfect histories, as a barrier to gainful employment, especially in an economy with strong unemployment rates. This has led to what seems to be an increase in litigation surrounding employment background checks, […]

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Is the EEOC Forcing You To Change How You Hire?

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With today’s struggling economy and highly competitive job market, employers are being asked to make tough decisions about well-qualified applicants during the hiring process. A pre-employment background check can add much-needed clarity to this process, by verifying an applicant’s stated credentials and revealing important risk factors in the applicant’s history. Essentially, a background check can […]

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5 Need to Knows About E-Verify and the Government Shutdown

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As a result of the government shutdown, users will be unable to access their E-Verify account. During the shutdown, users will be unable to: Enroll any company in E-Verify Verify employment eligibility View or take action on any case Edit your company information Run reports Among others. In addition, employees will be unable to resolve […]

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Upcoming Enhancements to E-Verify TNC Communication Announced by USCIS

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The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is making certain enhancements to its E-Verify Tentative Non-Confirmation (TNC) Communication process, effective September 9, 2013. Employers who use an electronic I-9 solutions with direct E-Verify access will not be affected by these changes, at this time or the near future. However, those users who directly log-in […]

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So You Want to Address Medical Marijuana in Your Workplace Drug Policy?

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A number of employers are responding to the rapidly changing environment of medical marijuana laws in the United States by engaging in a review of their workplace drug policies. In fact, some of these organizations are considering including provisions in their policy that directly addresses medical (and sometimes recreational) marijuana use by employees. If your […]