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What Employers Need to Know: I-9 Forms, E-Verify & Immigration

Posted by Ryan Howard on Mon, Feb 13, 2017  |  Share       

Currently, the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees to complete verification of their eligibility to work in the United States by completing an I-9 form and submitting valid forms of identification.  Many employers that wish to remain compliant during I-9 audits have chosen to use an electronic version of the I-9 form or E-Verify. Some states have mandated E-Verify for all employers or at least federal employees. 

Changes in immigration laws, President Trump, and the new administration can lead to expected changes for employers as well. Here's what to expect.

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Topics: compliance, E-verify, immigration

10,000 Refugees Placed in the U.S. Seeking Housing and Employment

Posted by Ryan Howard on Mon, Sep 12, 2016  |  Share       

The New York Times reported last week that 10,000 Syrian refugees have been successfully placed within the United States. Many of the refugees were placed within the past three months. With their new legal status, the families will begin integrating into their communities, looking to connect with relatives already in the country, seeking employment and housing. Both businesses and landlords will need to understand how to help someone who is settling into the country, with previous employment or education records possibly destroyed by war. Will you be prepared? 

What does your HR department need to know in order to hire immigrants? Is your property management company prepared to offer residence to refugees?

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Topics: Employee Background Screening, E-verify, Tenant Screening, Employment Background Screening, immigration

Human Resources and the Growing Trend in Paperless Hiring

Posted by Ryan Howard on Fri, Jan 29, 2016  |  Share       

Human Resources has continually new and improved resources at its disposal. From recruiting to hiring, technology and updated processes have helped to catapult the growth of the electronic era. Going paperless offers digital storage and ease of accessibility but employers must also be mindful of regulations around digital storage and retention of documents. 

With that in mind, the growing trend of paperless hiring offers a myriad of benefits to human resources departments.


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Topics: Employee Background Screening, E-verify, Form I-9, Employment Background Screening, electronic drug screening, drug testing, hiring practices

New Background Screening Features for 2016

Posted by Ryan Howard on Thu, Jan 14, 2016  |  Share       

Happy New Year to our awesome blog readers and clients! Thank you so much for continuing to add to the conversation with your comments and emails. We are happy to be your resource for background check, hiring and compliance information.

All year long, we are enhancing and adding to our background screening platform features to create a trustworthy and clean interface for our clients. With a long list of improvements to security, stability and compliance, we have also released the following improvements to our background screening program - at no extra charge to you!

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Topics: A Professional Background Screening Company, E-verify, electronic drug screening

Workforce Eligibility: E-Verify Requirements in every State

Posted by Ryan Howard on Mon, Nov 23, 2015  |  Share       

In order for job applicants to be able to work in the United States, they must go through select requirements to prove citizenship or eligibility to work in the country. Each state, however, has different regulations. E-Verify was created to allow employers to run potential employees through a federal internet database to determine their workforce eligibility. E-Verify provides employers fast and free information on United States citizens and foreign citizens who have valid documentation to work in this country. 

When it comes to E-Verify mandates, every state is different. Some states require E-Verify checks on all applicants, while others do not require one at all.  The below is a list of E-Verify employer responsibilities, broken down by state. Please note, this list will be updated regularly. To receive automatic updates, you may subscribe to this blog using the options above.

We have compiled a complete and updated list of E-Verify requirements in every U.S. state. 

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Topics: E-verify, hiring employees, immigration

Why an Electronic Form I-9 is a Good Hiring Practice

Posted by Ryan Howard on Fri, May 01, 2015  |  Share       

When a new employee is hired, they must complete certain paperwork to verify that they are legally able and eligible to work in the United States.

With immigration policies moving to the forefront of political agendas, more companies are being subjected to immigration audits. As a best practice, maintaining proper documentation is crucial to keeping auditors from catching your human resources department off guard.

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Topics: Human Resources, E-verify, Form I-9, hiring employees

ComplianceCloud to Launch This Week!

Posted by Ryan Howard on Wed, Jan 29, 2014  |  Share       

Let us again review the normal hiring process for employees:

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Topics: Employee Background Screening, E-verify, hiring employees, Job Related Background Screening, Employment Background Screening

The New VeriFirst ComplianceCloud: Electronic I-9 and E-Verify

Posted by Ryan Howard on Wed, Jan 15, 2014  |  Share       

It’s all over the news. We’ve heard all about privacy concerns and how it affects our nation’s security. Have you ever wondered how privacy and security concerns could affect your business?

Enter ComplianceCloudSM.

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Topics: Employee Background Screening, Employment History Verification, compliance, E-verify, Employment Background Screening

A Holiday Gift: Introducing ComplianceCloud for Employee Screening

Posted by Ryan Howard on Mon, Dec 23, 2013  |  Share       


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Topics: Employee Background Screening, Human Resources, E-verify, Form I-9, hiring employees, Employment Background Screening, FCRA Compliance, EEOC Compliance

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

Posted by Chris Bilko on Fri, Oct 18, 2013  |  Share       

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: compliance, E-verify, Form I-9, Employment Background Screening

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