Pre-Employ Blog

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

Posted by Stacy Prewitt on October 26, 2016

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

Using a DIY Background Check in the Hiring Process Could Put Your Company at Risk

Posted by Stacy Prewitt on October 10, 2016

Do-it-yourself (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 actually 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 (FCRA).” Non-compliance with FCRA guidelines when doing a background check for employment have resulted in multi-million dollar lawsuits against employers.

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Topics: Human Resources, Background Checks, Hiring Compliance, Criminal Record, Applicant, Lawsuit, FTC, FCRA, Disclosure & Authorization Form, Adverse Action

Stop Paying Background Check Court Fees

Posted by Stacy Prewitt on July 14, 2016

Frustrated with extra fees on every background check invoice? Tired of explaining to the executives why the budget for employee screening is constantly higher than planned? Are you discouraged with lack of communication and/or explanation from your current background check company regarding these fee discrepancies? We understand and want to help eliminate these pains for you!

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Topics: Our Products, Human Resources, Applicant

How Closely Should the CEO Work with HR?

Posted by Bob Mather on September 02, 2015

Over the past 25+ years, I have had the opportunity to interact with CEO's and HR leaders from all sizes of organizations. I have seen the interactions between executives change significantly over the years.Expressions-1

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Topics: Human Resources

Staffing Agency “Allegedly” Causes FCRA Class-Action Lawsuit Against Major Online Retailer

Posted by Bob Mather on April 13, 2015

On April 7, 2015 a major national online retailer was sued in federal court in Seattle. Like a multitude of other lawsuits sweeping the nation against employers, this lawsuit targets the technicalities of the fair credit reporting act and alleges failures to comply with specific sections. These technicality lawsuits are sweeping the nation and are resulting in astronomical settlements by the employers as well as unwanted and unneeded public relations press. 

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Topics: Human Resources, HR Compliance, FCRA, Class Action Lawsuits