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Now In Effect: NYC’s Expanded Ban The Box Law

In 2015, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the city’s first Fair Chance Act (FCA) into effect. On the day of its signing, de Blasio said:

“Today, we ‘ban the box’ in New York City. This bill opens the door to jobs for New Yorkers who have already...

Advantages of An Electronic I-9/E-Verify Database – Are You At Risk?

All employers in the U.S. are required to have a Form I-9 on file for every employee hired. Errors are common on traditional paper form I-9 documents, which could expose your company to heavy fines when audited. Employers can reduce the risk of...

San Francisco Bans the Use of Salary History in the Hiring Process

Pay inequity has been a hot-button issue in the United States for many years; with women and minorities historically earning significantly less than their non-minority, male counterparts. Now, in 2017, the topic continues to grow in popularity,...

NAPBS Accreditation: Why It Matters

Nearly 15 years ago, the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) was established to “represent the interest of companies offering employment and tenant background screening services.” At the time of its founding, NAPBS...

This September: Make Sure Your Form I-9 is Up-to-Date

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Form I-9 is mandatory for all U.S. employers. The form, which must be on file for all employees hired on or after November 6, 1986, is used to verify an employee’s identity and...

Legal Experts Weigh In on Random Drug Testing in California

In the State of California, there are many common understandings held by its residents – certain regions almost always experience droughts, avocados are relatively expensive (despite being a major crop), the recreational and medicinal use of...

Compliance 101: Are You Asking the Right Questions

In today’s job market, where employers shell out significant amounts of time and money to recruit, hire and onboard candidates, it is normal for human resources professionals to be inquisitive during the hiring process. And for many years, it was...

Now In Effect: Stricter Regulations for Criminal Records

Earlier this year, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) amended and approved regulations to include additional restrictions when using criminal records in the hiring process. The new regulations, which took effect July 1,...

What to do if you uncover criminal history during the background check process

As pre-employment background check procedures continue to exist as a large part of the hiring process, there are instances where an employer will find that the applicant has a criminal history.

Handling this sensitive manner in a professional way...

How to identify red flags during a thorough background check

One of the key issues that exist among employers looking to hire new employees is the background check process.

Many organizations require an HR background check before an offer is extended.

With so many nuances in place, including issues like ...

How to Start Using Pre-employment Background Checks

The hiring process is a lot like dating in the 21st century. You assume everyone on the latest dating app is embellishing at least one of their characteristics, and you hope it isn't the part about not having a criminal past.

Fortunately, our...

Why Do People Think Drug Testing In The Workplace Is A Good Idea?

Many companies have employment drug screen policies in place to ensure their new hires are not using illegal drugs.

Employment drug screening is one of the benchmarks used to determine whether or not an applicant is a good fit for the company.

...

Avoiding the Top Six Form I-9 Compliance Mistakes

Every time a new employee is hired, the company is required to fill out an IRS I-9 form. If this form is not completed, the company can be fined for non-compliance, or worse. 

What is an I-9 form?

According to the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration...

5 problems with employee drug test programs

Modern employers face interesting challenges in trying to enforce drug testing regulations for their employees.

Warning: You’re Losing Money by Not Using Pre-employment Drug Testing

With the controversy surrounding legalized marijuana use on states such as Colorado and Washington, employers who conduct pre-employment drug testing may be wondering whether the practice should fall by the wayside. In fact, companies that...

An Insider’s Guide to the Hidden Costs of Background Checks

For many hiring managers, the cost of performing background checks is a small price to pay for the assurance of hiring the right individual for a job. Others, especially those leading the human resource functions of small businesses, may look...

How To Conduct Background Checks The Right Way

 

The legalities of background checks often make them a hurdle many HR managers wish to avoid. Federal guidelines, such as those released by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in April 2012, are intended to mitigate the discriminatory...

Now! Everything You Need To Know About Form I-9 and E-Verify

The job of a human resources manager is becoming increasingly difficult. The legal requirements for hiring and firing fill reams of paper, and you must stay compliant in all areas at all times. The I-9 Form is one area that needs detailed...

Employment History Check: How To Avoid Negligent Hiring

 

As an employer, hiring the right individual can save time and money. Although finding a good employee can be tedious, once the process starts and individuals are seriously being considered, your human resources department should have an ...

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