Moving Forward – Life in the Workplace After COVID-19

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There’s an old saying in French – “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.” Roughly translated, it means, “The more things change, the most they stay the same.” That phrase may soon fade into extinction because the COVID-19 pandemic has and will continue to dramatically and irreversibly change so many aspects of our lives. […]

Background Check Disclosures: What’s Extra but not Extraneous?

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In its most recent decision on the subject, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has continued to provide specific guidance on the murky question of the Fair Credit Reporting Act’s (FCRA) “standalone” disclosure requirement.  The Court also addressed the process to dispute the accuracy or completeness of a candidate’s background check per the FCRA’s pre-adverse […]

How to Manage Form I-9 amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

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As COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic, employers in the United States must find ways to adapt to a rapidly changing situation to keep their workforces safe. For many employers, the directive to their workforce is straightforward – stay at home. But while many functions can be completed via telework, a critical task that all employers must […]