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E-verify Shut Down Temporarily

Posted by Marketing on December 27, 2018

E-verify services are currently unavailable due to the government shutdown. In a press release from E-verify, the following services are allowed and/or suspended ( temporarily). Although the E-verify support is not available from the government ( telephone calls) we here at pre-employ.com are available to take your calls and provide answers. 

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Topics: E-Verify, everify

$500,000 Stolen: Nuns Arrested

Posted by Marketing on December 17, 2018

According to court documents and and extensive story in the Los Angeles Times, two California Nuns were arrested for embezzling over $500,000 from the Catholic School they worked at. 

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Topics: Criminal Background Checks

What To Take Away From Petco's $1.2 million FCRA Class Lawsuit

Posted by Pre-Employ Marketing on December 06, 2018

Background checks are assumed seemingly standard and straightforward but as Petco Animal Supplies found the hard way the  Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) contains very strict protocols and technicalities that can cost your company millions if not followed precisely.

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Topics: Lawsuit, FCRA Compliance, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Class Action Lawsuits

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

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