Common Employee Mistakes on the New Form I-9

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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 ensure they remain compliant with the law. Here are a few of the most common mistakes you’re likely to see on a Form I-9:

 

Misplacing List A, B and C Document Information

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The Unexpected Costs of a Bad Hire

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So, you’ve hired a new employee. It doesn’t take long to find out they’re not quite right for the job, and they either quit or are let go. This is a common occurrence for many hiring managers, and it could be costing employers millions of dollars each year.

So how much really is the cost of a bad hire? That can be difficult to determine, but it’s always extensive. Brandon Hall Group, a human capital research and analyst firm, recently identified ...

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Should You Hire Someone with a DWI Conviction?

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Should you hire an employee with a background that includes a DWI conviction? This is a question that many HR managers ask themselves once they receive a background screening report on a potential employee, and it can be a tough question to answer. DWIs are the most common conviction in the U.S., so most HR managers will find themselves facing a report with a DWI conviction at some point in their career.

Statistics indicate that as many as one in three ...

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FTC’s Advice on Screening Forms: Keep it Simple

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently released new, nonbinding guidance regarding background check disclosure and authorization forms. The guidance stated that these forms should be clearly worded and not overwhelmed by “complicated legal jargon” or “extra acknowledgments or waivers.”

The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act outlines the requirements for employers conducting background checks, and the legislation requires that employers disclose its intent to screen applicants or current employees and that the individual who will be screened provides written authorization allowing the ...

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How to Manage Your Company’s Interns

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Creating an internship program sounds like a great idea for many businesses. It’s a low-cost way to find future employees, pursue new business goals and projects, and give students the hands-on experience they need to succeed in their future careers. What many businesses don’t account for, however, is the time that goes into creating a successful internship program.

Hiring an intern is much like hiring a regular, full-time employee. You will need to interview many candidates and then train ...

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The First Steps to Hiring an Intern

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Summer is here, and that means that thousands of businesses are looking to hire summer interns. Internships are becoming increasingly important to college students as they look to gain hands-on experience before entering the job market. Internships give most students a vital foot in the door, but they also provide employers with eager employees.

If you’re looking for interns, you’re not alone! A 2014 survey found that 56 percent of employers hire interns at some point during the year, ...

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Weekend Roundup: California May Soon Ban Asking Applicants for Salary History

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A proposal making its way through the California state legislature would prohibit employers in the state from asking candidates for their salary history and require them to disclose the pay scale to candidates who request it.

 

The bill, AB 168, is part of an effort to address “historic and structural impediments to gender equity,” according to Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman. This addition comes after amendments made to California’s Equal Pay Act that went into effect in January 2016, which made it ...

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Drug Screening Best Practices for Every Business

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Drug screening is an important aspect in maintaining a healthy, safe, and productive work environment. Pre-employment drug testing is standard for many companies, but there’s much more to it than that. Random drug testing, solid policies, and documenting these practices is important as well. If you’re looking to begin drug testing or already do, then make sure you’re following these testing best practices.

 

  1. Create a drug-testing policy.

Policies provide protocol for your HR department and make the screening process and ...

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