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Changes To The I-9 Form Coming This November…. Is Your Company Prepared?

Posted by Stacy Prewitt on Oct 26, 2016 7:30:00 AM

The I-9 Form , Employment Eligibility Verification is a standard industry document for employers throughout the U.S. Used to verify an employee’s identity and employment authorization, this form is required of all employers and their employees by federal law.

The current Form I-9 has been utilized since 2013 to determine identity and eligibility, but a recent announcement from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) noted that revisions are in place.

On August 25, 2016, the USCIS Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved a Revised Form I-9 

Is your company prepared for the upcoming changes?

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Topics: Human Resources, Background Checks, I-9 Compliance, hiring compliance, Applicant, Lawsuits

Why Using A DIY Background Check In the Hiring Process Could Put Your Company At Risk.

Posted by Stacy Prewitt on Oct 10, 2016 7:00:00 AM

DIY background checks can appear to be faster and less expensive. But the quick and-easy approach may not serve even a small company’s best interests and could in fact put your company at significant risk.

 According to an article in Business News Daily, “The vast majority of these (DIY) websites specifically say they are not to be used as part of the employment screening process because the websites are not compliant with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.” Non-compliance with FCRA guidelines when doing a background check for employment have resulted in multiimillion dollar lawsuits against employers. 

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Topics: Human Resources, Background Checks, hiring compliance, criminal record, employees, Applicant, Lawsuit, FTC, FCRA, Disclosure & Authorization Form, Adverse Action

Hurricane Matthew... Strongest Storm In A Decade!

Posted by Stacy Prewitt on Oct 7, 2016 7:51:20 AM

Courthouses, Employers and Educational institutions are being evacuated as we type. 
Information from Florida, Georgia as well as other Southeastern states may experience delays.

We will contunue to update you as more information becomes available.

Hurricane Matthew Storm Tracker

A life guard patrols a the beach ahead of Hurricane Matthew Thursday,
Oct. 6, 2016, in Jacksonville Beach , Florida.
((AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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Topics: Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Background Checks, Florida, fema

5 Myths of Criminal Background Checks In The Hiring Process

Posted by Stacy Prewitt on Sep 29, 2016 11:09:06 AM

Having a best practice background screening policy in place can help you keep your company and your hiring process compliant. Preventing any potential risk of damages due to negligence when it comes to hiring potential employees. 

It’s important to stay updated on current state and federal laws and practices so that your company can avoid any possible loss or litigation. Knowing what government programs are available can also provide you with potential monetary benefits and assistance when it comes to hiring qualifying individuals.

Lets take a look at 5 myths of Criminal Background Checks in the Hiring Process...


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Topics: Background Checks, hiring compliance, criminal record, Lawsuit, FTC, FCRA, Disclosure & Authorization Form, Adverse Action

5 Risk Reducing Tips: Healthcare Background Screening

Posted by Stacy Prewitt on Sep 6, 2016 8:21:36 AM

Health care providers need to meet several federal and state compliance requirements in order to reduce legal risks, fraud and the protect their patients and their information.

Recruiting and hiring for the right health care employee can add different levels of risk to your company. Performing a comprehensive background check and verifying licenses on all candidates, employees, volunteers, and contractors can be an effective way to reveal potential risks or concerns that ultimately affect your company.

Here are our top 5 Risk Reducing tips for healthcare background screening:


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Topics: Background Checks, hiring compliance, criminal record, Lawsuit, FTC, FCRA, Healthcare, education verification, Disclosure & Authorization Form, Adverse Action

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