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3 Common FCRA Compliance Catastrophes

3 Common FCRA Compliance Catastrophes

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is rarely at the top of most employers’ and HR professionals’ concerns. In fact, many don’t know much at all about what it’s even supposed to do! However, mistakes that result in non-compliance with the FCRA can end up being very...
The Most Important Step to Maintaining FCRA Compliance

The Most Important Step to Maintaining FCRA Compliance

As any experienced hiring manager can tell you, the hiring process can be both exciting and a little nerve-wracking. Even when you’ve found what you believe to be a dream candidate for your open position, there’s still the matter of the background check. Will your...
Why Do Cities Keep Passing Salary History Bans?

Why Do Cities Keep Passing Salary History Bans?

New York City, Philadelphia, and now Cincinnati have all passed legislation forbidding employers from asking job applicants about their salary history, and they’re not alone. Cities and states across the U.S. are trying out this new experiment to combat pay equity...
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...