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Chris Bilko

Director of Client Services at VeriFirst Background Screening, LLC
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"Giving Thanks" on Thanksgiving

Posted by Chris Bilko on Wed, Nov 25, 2015

Here at VeriFirst, we have so much appreciation for our Customers, Business Partners, and Subscribers. Thank you!

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E-Verify Today! How do you comply after the Government Shutdown?

Posted by Chris Bilko on Fri, Oct 18, 2013

Do you have questions on what to do now that the federal government shutdown is over? You are not alone! The government shut down started merely as a debate that quickly grew into a ransom demand by the republicans. It is important to recgonize that the republican agenda was to defund obama care by means of a government shutdown. A government shut down that felt like congress taking a vacation for two weeks, and americans looking for answers to problems that are far from Obama Care. VeriFirst's agenda is not to go political, but to help human resource professionals to seek answers for questions regarding the Form I-9, and E-Verify responsibilities. VeriFirst Background Screening (a designated agent for E-Verify) is here to help.

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Topics: Employment Background Screening, Immigration

EEOC's Enforcement Guideline for Employment Decisions Under Title VII

Posted by Chris Bilko on Thu, May 10, 2012

Has your company taken action to insure you are in compliance with the new EEOC Guidelines? 

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Topics: Employment Background Screening, Hiring and Recruiting

American Idol Jermaine Jones disqualified for criminal background

Posted by Chris Bilko on Fri, Mar 30, 2012

Can hiring professionals learn from American Idol?

The day of giving an applicant the eye test is over. American Idol star Jermaine Jones proves to the world why professional background checks are necessary. The gentle giant was disqualified on Tuesday, March 14th, 2012 for his past criminal record found in the state of New Jersey. The so called "Gentle Giant" claims that he "didn't want to get penalized for anything that happened in his past." Unfortunately, for the contestant that was saved by the judges earlier in the season. Jermaine Jones past caught up with him after American Idol was notified by the police of his outstanding arrest warrants. Two of which involved Jermaine Jones giving false identification to a police officer. What kind of implications can something like this have on an employer?

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Topics: Employment Background Screening