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Workforce Eligibility: E-Verify Requirements in every State

Updated E-Verify Requirements In order for job applicants to be able to work in the United States, they must go through select requirements to prove c...

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Background Screening and Employment Laws 2020 - 2021

Considering everything that happened in the past year, it would come as no surprise if new background check and employment laws were overlooked. While...

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How 2020 and the Pandemic Affected Background Checks

Since 2012, the VeriFirst Background Screening blog has measured the pulse of the background check community. Our posts have reflected changes in empl...

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Pros and Cons of Remote vs In-House Employees

With the coronavirus vaccine being rolled out across the country in the months to come, employers may be grappling with the decision to bring remote e...

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Could Vaccination Records Be Part of an Employment Background Check?

With news that two potential COVID-19 vaccines are available soon, employees are asking, "Can my employer force me to take a vaccine?" Many news outle...

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Company Holiday Parties in the Time of COVID

Annual company holiday parties have been scrutinized for a few years, especially after many workplace sexual harassment allegations came to light. Sin...

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How HR is Handling the COVID Crisis

From the beginning of the pandemic, human resources has had to make valuable, life-changing decisions. With switching in-house operations to remote wo...

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Why Should Employers Give Jobs to Applicants with Criminal Records?

Hundreds of thousands of prisoners are released each year and attempt to reintegrate into society. Not only are they expected to find housing, but the...

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Background Screening and the Legalization of Marijuana

*Note: This post has been updated from its original post date of November 10, 2016. As of the November 2020 election,  15 states and Washington D.C. h...

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