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The Latest HR and Employment Legislation

Posted by Ryan Howard on Fri, Sep 08, 2017

With nearly 200 pieces of new U.S. legislation introduced that are related to labor and employment so far in 2017, less than 5% of typically becomes law. Still, employers must stay informed of pending legislation that may affect their hiring, firing and employment of citizens or else face fines or punitive damages for noncompliance. 

Here is the latest HR and Employment Legislation News this week.

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Topics: Human Resources, Hiring and Recruiting, Immigration

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

Posted by Ryan Howard on Mon, Feb 13, 2017

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: Immigration

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

Posted by Ryan Howard on Mon, Sep 12, 2016

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: Tenant Background Screening, Employment Background Screening, Immigration

Human Resources and the Growing Trend in Paperless Hiring

Posted by Ryan Howard on Fri, Jan 29, 2016

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: Types of Background Checks, Employment Background Screening, Hiring and Recruiting, Immigration

New Background Screening Features for 2016

Posted by Ryan Howard on Thu, Jan 14, 2016

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: Types of Background Checks, VeriFirst Insider, Immigration

Workforce Eligibility: E-Verify Requirements in every State

Posted by Ryan Howard on Mon, Nov 23, 2015

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: Hiring and Recruiting, Immigration

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

Posted by Ryan Howard on Fri, May 01, 2015

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, Hiring and Recruiting, Immigration

ComplianceCloud to Launch This Week!

Posted by Ryan Howard on Wed, Jan 29, 2014

Let us again review the normal hiring process for employees:

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Topics: Employment Background Screening, Hiring and Recruiting, Immigration

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

Posted by Ryan Howard on Wed, Jan 15, 2014

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: VeriFirst Insider, Employment Background Screening, FCRA Compliance, Immigration

A Holiday Gift: Introducing ComplianceCloud for Employee Screening

Posted by Ryan Howard on Mon, Dec 23, 2013

 

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Topics: Human Resources, Employment Background Screening, FCRA Compliance, Hiring and Recruiting, Immigration