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Why E-Verify is Unavailable During the Government Shutdown

Why E-Verify is Unavailable During the Government Shutdown

Did you know that E-Verify is a service of the federal government? That’s right: E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from a job candidate’s Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and...
Five Tips for Effective, Compliant Social Media Screening

Five Tips for Effective, Compliant Social Media Screening

For many employers and HR workers, it’s just too tempting. How can you not take a peek at a job candidate’s social media feeds, especially if you’re hiring this person for an important or sensitive position? Up to 70 percent of companies are now using applicant social...

How Vendors Can Simplify ExxonMobil Compliance

So you’re close to winning an ExxonMobil contract. Congratulations! Whether it’s ExxonMobil or another petrochemical giant, your employees who will work under this contract will be required to pass background checks and drug screenings before they are allowed to set...

Common Employee Mistakes on the New Form I-9

If you don’t yet have the new Form I-9, you’re well behind schedule. The Form I-9 has always been a complicated document, and it’s recently been updated. Employers and HR managers need to be vigilant in detecting mistakes when employees complete the form in order to...

Your Quick Guide to Ban-the-Box Laws

Did you know that the Austin City Council recently passed a Ban-the-Box ordinance, which prohibits most employers from asking questions about or considering an individual’s criminal history until after making a conditional offer of employment? Similar legislation is...

Disconnecting Becomes Legal Right for Employees In France

France is leading the way in the “right to disconnect” for employees. As of January 2017, companies with 50 or more employees will be required to negotiate contracts with unions that provide the right for employees to disconnect, which restricts employers from...