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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

The Adverse Action Nightmare: Are at Risk For Being Sued?

Posted by Bob Mather on April 19, 2016
Hundreds of companies have recently been subject to significant financial penalties and civil lawsuits as a result of their failure to properly notify applicants or employees who were subject to some form of adverse action based upon information obtained from background checks.
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Topics: FCRA, class action lawsuit, Lawsuits, Adverse Action, FCRA Compliance, Fair Credit Reporting Act

3 Costly Lessons to Learn to Avoid FCRA Lawsuits

Posted by Bob Mather on February 03, 2016

3 Costly Lessons on Hiring from FCRA Lawsuits

Would you spend $5.9 million dollars to improve your hiring process? Not if you could help it, right?! Unfortunately for them, some employers have had to do just that as a result of non-compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Companies have paid dearly for not paying strict attention to FCRA and EEOC compliance in the course of conducting background screening on job applicants and current employees.

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Topics: FCRA, Lawsuits, FCRA Compliance, Fair Credit Reporting Act

How Technical Can it Get? Judge Refuses to Dismiss Whole Foods Class-Action

Posted by Bob Mather on April 17, 2015

Many employers we work with wonder how technical are the violations alleged under these monstrous class-action litigation suit surrounding the fair credit reporting act (FCRA).  This latest ruling from the judge in the whole foods case underscores exactly how technical these suits can be. With truly astronomical settlements and legal fees incurred.

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Topics: FCRA, classactionlawsuits, Lawsuits

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