Massachusetts Employers Face New Obligations When Conducting Background Checks Involving Criminal History Records

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Authors: Christopher Kaczmarek, Carie Torrence, and Joseph Lazazzero Effective May 4, 2012, the Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) Reform Act (the Act), which was enacted in August 2010 with the controversial “ban the box” legislation, will significantly change the way employers access, use, and maintain information obtained through the Commonwealth’s CORI system. The Act […]

Common Form I-9 errors

Avoiding the Top Six Form I-9 Compliance Mistakes

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To many employers and HR professionals, an I-9 form may appear to be a simple one-page piece of hiring paperwork. However, the one page I-9 form comes with enough rules and regulations to fill a 69-page how-to manual, the M-274 Handbook for Employers. HireRightHireRight is a leading provider of on-demand employment background checks, drug and […]

Employment Eligibility Enforcement Shifts to ‘Silent Raids’

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Employment eligibility enforcement has shifted from high-profile immigration raids at businesses to extensive audits of I-9 forms, according to a recent New York Times article. This new approach continues to target businesses that are suspected of hiring unauthorized workers, but now allows agents to reach more companies than the work site raids since “…Instead of […]