New I-9 Form to Go Into Effect on May 7, 2013

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By Suzanne Potter-Padilla On March 8, 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published an announcement in the Federal Register advising employers that Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 has been revised. The key changes to the newly-revised form include new data fields requiring an employee’s foreign passport information (if applicable), and the employee’s telephone number and email address. […]

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Top 4 Benefits of Employment Background Screening

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Why do employers conduct background checks? Is it simply to verify a job candidate’s qualifications, or are there additional benefits? The 2012 HireRight Employment Screening Benchmarking Report reveals the top four benefits employers realize by conducting background screening and how it adds value to their organization. 1. Improved quality of hire Sixty-seven percent of survey […]

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Clarifying the Different Types of Criminal Background Checks

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Conducting criminal background checks provides many benefits to employers and the public including creating a safer workplace, reducing the risk of negligent hiring lawsuits, reducing employee theft, and more. However, determining which type of criminal background checks to conduct can be challenging. In some cases, employers may unknowingly be exposing themselves to risk by not […]

Colorado’s Marijuana “Legalization” Amendment Task Force OKs Recommendation to Permit Employers to Terminate Employees for Off-Duty Marijuana Use

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By Chris Leh On February 5, 2013, a task force convened by Colorado’s governor to address issues arising out of Amendment 64, a state constitutional amendment that purports to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults in Colorado, recommended that “employers may maintain, create new, or modify existing policies in response to the passage” of the […]

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5 Factors to Look for in a Drug Screening Provider

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According to the 2012 HireRight Employment Screening Benchmarking Report, 78 percent of respondents currently conduct drug testing on some portion of their workforce. In addition, to regulatory requirements, many employers adopt drug screening programs to mitigate the risk of hiring substance users and abusers who pose a risk to their organizations in the forms of […]

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Does Your Background Check Provider Comply With 3 Key Provisions of the FCRA?

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The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a United States federal law that protects the accuracy and privacy of the information found in consumer reports, such as credit reports and criminal histories. As an employer, you may obtain consumer reports for employment purposes through a third-party background check provider. The background check provider (known as […]