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 […]

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5 Tips to Tighten Your Background Checking Program

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Over the course of the last decade, employment background checking has grown to be a generally standard practice for nearly all large and mid-size companies and many small businesses. Recently, however, especially amid high unemployment and a competitive job market, new government legislation and regulations have emerged that have introduced new complexities and implications into […]

Keeping Tabs on E-Verify & I-9

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As employment eligibility enforcement in the U.S. continues to rise, it is critical that organizations adapt their I-9 programs to the changing environment in order to maintain compliance, or there could be costly implications. In February of this year, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that one of its largest raids in years had […]

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DOT Issues Position on Medical Marijuana

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) recently issued guidelines for Federal prosecutors in states that have enacted laws authorizing the use of “medical marijuana.” The DOJ guidance would seem to, at least partially, counter Department of Transportation (DOT) rules concerning the use of marijuana. It is very important that DOT regulated employers understand the DOT’s […]

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Tips for Identifying the Ideal College Recruit

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, almost half of the current working population over the age of 25 will be of retirement age within the next two decades. In many cases, this rapidly aging workforce has made it mandatory for businesses to adapt their recruiting techniques to focus more heavily on college graduates. Running […]

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Developing a Privacy Program for Background Screening

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With the mosaic of overlapping federal and state regulations covering background screening and consumer information, maintaining compliance has become a significant challenge. The growing concerns about data privacy and security, new legislation and the continuing surge in compliance initiatives show no signs of abating. Recent legislation has made it even more important for organizations to […]