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Beware Criminal Kris Kringles

Posted by Pre-Employ Marketing on December 03, 2018

The holiday season is in full swing in America. It's a time for family and joy, but no matter the festive atmosphere, employers and even volunteer organizations have to keep on guard for unsuitable job applicants by using background checks. That notion is only further entrenched after an animal shelter in Illinois found out in 2017 that their "fill in Santa" was a registered sex offender.

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Topics: HR Compliance, Background Checks, Volunteer Screening, Non-Profits

What is a Data Broker?

Posted by Pre-Employ Marketing on October 15, 2018

We all know what a stock broker is, but what about a data broker?

Advances in technology have allowed us to collect and store data at an unprecedented rate. It's not just numbers that are being housed in ever-expanding databases, personal information is too. The influence big data plays in the current digital age has also prompted some to try harnessing these capabilities for commercial gain. Data brokers are becoming more common and more powerful, but as their profile increases, so does the pressure coming down from the federal government.

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Topics: HR Compliance, Background Checks

Volunteer Screening for Your Organization

Posted by Pre-Employ Marketing on October 02, 2018

Service is the hallmark of your nonprofit organization. But in order to render that service, your organization’s legal standing and its status and reputation in your community must be preserved.

To help ensure this, your nonprofit organization needs reliable employee background checking and volunteer screening before a worker joins your team. Oncepeople are onboard, your organization becomes vulnerable, and damage may be done before you become aware problems even existed.

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Topics: Our Products, Volunteer Screening, Non-Profits

What to Expect in an I-9 Audit

Posted by Pre-Employ Marketing on September 18, 2018

Now that ICE has declared that there will be even more I-9 Audits in 2018, what can you expect if you get the Notice of Inspection or a knock on your door? Even though the chances are pretty low, you don’t want to be one of the unfortunate ones.

This post is a part of The Ultimate Guide to I-9 Compliance

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Topics: I-9 Compliance, Hiring Compliance, E-Verify, Employment Verification

Mass Firing of Minorities (2x the Rate of White Applicants) Allowed by Court

Posted by Bob Mather on August 31, 2018

In a decision that may have major ramifications in regulated fields such as Healthcare, Banking and other Financial Services, a federal appeals court Wednesday upheld a Wells Fargo employment policy that allows the bank to fire employees, or not consider job applicants, based on criminal records, despite concerns from advocates that such practices discriminate against minorities.

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Topics: Iowa, Ban the Box, Lawsuits, Discrimination

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