Two Arizona Laws Addressing Data Breaches and Hiring Ex-Offenders Take Effect on July 21

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In April of 2018, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed into law two pieces of legislation that will affect most employers in the state when they both take effect on July 21, 2018. House Bill 2154 (HB 2154) will give employers updated guidance and notice procedures when dealing with …

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Arizona Adopts Ban the Box Policy to Delay Criminal Record Questions to Applicants for State Agency Jobs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On November 6, 2017, Arizona governor Doug Ducey issued Executive Order 2017-07 to adopt new “Ban the Box” hiring procedures to provide a second chance and increased job opportunities to Arizonans who have served their time and been released, according to a news release on the Governor’s website.

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Three More States Join E-Verify RIDE Program Beginning July 31

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Arizona, Maryland, and Wyoming became the latest states to join the Records and Information from DMVs for E-Verify (RIDE) program beginning on July 31, 2017. These three states join Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin in the RIDE program.

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Background Checks Could Be Required to Work at Arizona Hotels

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A woman who claims she was sexually assaulted in 2011 a Mesa, Arizona hotel by a hotel employee who used his master key to access her room is trying to enact some change in the hiring practices of hotels including requiring “consistent and thorough background checks,” according …

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Government Shutdown Making Employers in States with E-Verify Laws Nervous to Hire New Workers

Employers in states such as Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and North Carolina with mandatory E-Verify usage laws for most or all businesses are nervous about hiring new workers since the electronic employment eligibility verification system became unavailable due to the federal government shutdown that began October 1, 2013, according to a report from …

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US Supreme Court Ruling Upholds Mandatory E-Verify Law in Arizona

In a 5-to-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that states can punish employers who violate mandatory E-Verify laws by upholding a 2007 Arizona law that requires employers to enroll in the voluntary federal E-Verify program which checks the legal status of workers by comparing information on their Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9s against …

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Arizona Nightclub Uses Background Checks to Tighten Security

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog Patrons of nightclubs are usually prepared to have their driver’s licenses checked to prove they are old enough to drink, pay a cover charge, and adhere to a dress code, but undergo a background check? According to an article posted on the Arizona Daily Star website, the Pearl Nightclub …

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Arizona Governor Signs Controversial Immigration Law that Includes Strict Use of E-Verify by Employers

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR Staff Writer Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has signed a controversial law that would require police officers to question anyone that they have reason to believe may be in the country illegally, while also directing employers to keep verification records of employee work eligibility through the E-Verify electronic eligibility verification system and …

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Arizona Senate Passes Tough Immigration Bill That Includes Stricter Rules on E-Verify Usage

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR Staff Writer The Arizona Senate has passed a controversial bill that along with requiring law enforcement officers to question anyone that they have reason to believe might be in the country illegally  would direct employers to keep verification records of employee work eligibility through the government’s E-Verify electronic eligibility verification system …

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