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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Issues New Round of Notices of Inspection to Employers

In a new round of inspections to determine if employers in the United States are violating employment laws by hiring unauthorized workers, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) – the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – recently issued Notices of Inspection (NOIs) to various employers around the country. The NOIs give businesses notice that ICE will conduct inspections for compliance of Employment Eligibility Verification Forms (Form I-9s) that require employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. Continue reading

E-Verify Use Rising in California as Employers Use Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification System

Despite California Governor Jerry Brown recently signing into law the Employment Acceleration Act of 2011 (A.B. 1236) that prohibits cities and counties in the state from requiring employers to use an electronic employment eligibility verification system such as E-Verify beginning January 1, 2012, an article in the Contra Costa Times reveals that more than 26,000 employers in the Golden State have signed up for the federal E-Verify program that checks if newly hired employers are legally eligible to work in the United States. Continue reading

Women Claim To Be Victims of Suspected Stalker Who Once Worked Inside Their Homes

Two Michigan women claim they were frightened and terrorized after they responded to ads from a major department store to have their air ducts cleaned and a duct cleaner – a career criminal with a history of harassing women who somehow passed a background check – allegedly began stalking them after working in their homes, according to an investigative report from WXYZ-TV ABC Channel 7 Action News in Detroit, MI. Continue reading

Bureau of Labor Statistics Reports 80000 Jobs Added in October 2011

Led by continued job growth in professional and businesses services, leisure and hospitality, health care, and mining, total nonfarm payroll employment gained 80,000 jobs in October 2011, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION – OCTOBER 2011’ released today. In addition, the change in nonfarm payroll employment was revised up from 57,000 jobs to 104,000 jobs for August 2011 and up from 103,000 jobs to 158,000 jobs for September 2011. Continue reading

Webcast Explores International Background Checks at Quality of Hire Virtual Event

Attorney and author Les Rosen, Founder and CEO of background check company Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a webcast on ‘International Background Checks: Global Due Diligence and Legal Compliance’ at the Institute for Human Resources (IHR) Quality of Hire on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET (11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon PT). For more information, visit:–global-due-dilig_gshji5fk.html. Continue reading

ADP Report Shows Private Sector Employment Increased by 110000 Jobs in October 2011

According to the latest Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP®) National Employment Report® released today, employment in the private sector – led by the services sector and small to medium-sized businesses – increased by 110,000 jobs from September 2011 to October 2011, while the estimated advance in employment from August 2011 to September 2011 was revised up to 116,000 jobs from the initially reported 91,000 jobs. Continue reading

News Investigation Finds Background Checks Needed before Hiring Home Health Caregivers

A recent investigation by WKYC-TV NBC Channel 3 News in Cleveland, Ohio found that consumers should closely check the backgrounds of home health caregivers before allowing them into their homes after reporting stories of theft by in home caregivers, including one case where $25,000 in cash was stolen from a home safe. Overall, the state of Ohio has received 470 complaints against home health agencies and their home health caregiver employees since the beginning of 2010. Continue reading

Author and Safe Hiring Expert to Speak at Recruiting Conference 2011 Summit on Screening Job Applicants with Internet

Attorney at Law and author Lester Rosen, a safe hiring expert and CEO of nationwide background check company Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a session titled ‘Web 2.0 Caution! Using Social Networking Sites and Search Engines to Screen Applicants’ at The Recruiting Conference 2011 Summit being held from November 1 to 3, 2011 at the Intercontinental Hotel Chicago O’Hare. For more information on this session, visit Continue reading

Statistics Show NFL Players May Be Less Likely to Get Arrested than General Public

While the perception for some sports fans is that National Football League (NFL) players cannot seem to stay out of trouble with the law, an NFL Arrests Database compiled by the San Diego Union-Tribune found an arrest rate of 1 in every 45 NFL players – or 2.2 percent – since 2000, according to a report from CBS station WCCO in Minneapolis, Minnesota that asked the question ‘Are Athletes Arrested More Than Others?’ When compared to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) statistics for 2009 that show the national arrest rate for all arrests to be 1 in 23 – or 4.3 percent – the reality may be that the fans watching NFL games are more likely to get arrested than the players on the field. Continue reading

Counties in Utah and Washington Pass E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Requirements

In the latest change to the growing patchwork of laws regarding the federal E-Verify electronic employment eligibility verification system, two counties in Utah and Washington – Washington County, UT and Cowlitz County, WA – have unanimously passed laws requiring the use of the E-Verify system that checks the work authorization status of newly hired workers to ensure that they are legally eligible to work in the United States. These actions follow in step with a May 2011 Supreme Court ruling that upheld a 2007 Arizona law requiring employers to enroll in the voluntary federal E-Verify program. Continue reading