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ICE Extends I-9 Flexibility to November 19, 2020

Posted by Dorie Lurie

Oct 20, 2020 10:24:16 AM

This article was written by Dawn Lurie and originally published on the Seyfarth "Big Immigration Law Blog". The entire original article can be viewed here. 

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that employers have an additional 60-day extension to the flexibilities in rules related to Form I-9 completion. This extension relates to the relaxation of the requirement to defer the in-person, physical inspection of new hires’ identity and employment eligibility documentation.

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Topics: Hiring, E-Verify, I-9 compliance, COVID-19, I-9 requirement

Background Checks: COVID-19 Testing & Monitoring Returning Employees

Posted by Susan McCullah

Aug 25, 2020 9:12:07 AM

States are opening back up and organizations are starting to bring work-from-home employees, as well as furloughed ones, back to their original work spaces. However, employers can’t simply open the doors and proceed as though everything is back to normal. COVID-19 is still a serious concern and spreading it is as easy as it’s ever been.

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Topics: Background screening, COVID-19, workplace safety, COVID-19 screening

Employers Must Know These Things About COVID-19 and the ADA

Posted by EEOC

Jul 27, 2020 1:30:36 PM

Data Facts strives to share timely information that our employer clients can use to assist them in keeping their organizations viable and successful. This is information that first appeared on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission website. 

Disability-Related Inquiries and Medical Exams

How much information may an employer request from an employee who calls in sick, in order to protect the rest of its workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic? 

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Topics: EEOC, employer compliance, hiring process, Coronavirus, COVID-19, regulatory changes

COVID-19 Regulatory Updates

Posted by Susan McCullah

Jun 26, 2020 2:37:29 PM

Here is an up-to-date list of important changes and extensions being allowed that our healthcare clients may find valuable. Remember, these are subject to change at any time. 

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Topics: COVID-19, Human Resources, regulatory changes

10 Predictions on How COVID-19 Will Permanently Affect the Workplace

Posted by Susan McCullah

May 22, 2020 8:42:16 AM

The Coronavirus has upended just about everything. We all want to see our lives get back to normal, but what will that mean? The future is murky, and we all agree there will be some permanent changes to the world. These are bound to alter our working environment.

Looking into the the next few months and years to what this means for us, and we see a considerable change in certain aspects of the workplace. Here are 10 predictions on how COVID-19 will permanently impact the workplace.

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Topics: hiring process, company culture, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Alternate Screening Solutions Employers Should Probably be Using

Posted by Susan McCullah

May 14, 2020 2:50:17 PM

In the wake of COVID-19 employers are striving to keep their businesses open and profitable. Doing this means that there is still hiring that must be done.

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Topics: Background screening, background screening company, COVID-19, employment screening, background screening process

I-9 Requirements to Verify Identity Relaxed May 1, 2020

Posted by Susan McCullah

May 6, 2020 3:50:02 PM

The Coronavirus pandemic hit just about every facet of business hard, and the hiring process didn't escape. Regulations set beforehand are not realistic to enforce during the lock down and social distancing. A recent Data Facts blog post discussed DHS relaxing I-9 requirements due to COVID-19, allowing job candidates to complete I-9 forms remotely. 

Now the United States Citizenship Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that, as of May 1, 2020, 

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Topics: Employment screening policy, hiring process, COVID-19, I-9 requirement

Bob and Weave: Changes to Keep HR Effective During COVID-19

Posted by Susan McCullah

Apr 7, 2020 10:30:00 AM

To say 2020 came in like a fire breathing dragon on a drunken bender is putting it mildly. But don’t let business complications stemming from COVID-19 knock you off your game. HR must move forward in their efforts to serve their company’s job applicants and employees well.

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Topics: background check, criminal records search, background checks, hiring process, candidate experience, Coronavirus, COVID-19, QuickApp

DHS Relaxes I-9 Requirements Due to COVID-19

Posted by Roy Maurer

Mar 26, 2020 11:00:26 AM

Information about this change was originally posted on SHRM.org and can be viewed here.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will defer the requirements for employers to review Form I-9 documents in-person with new employees. The change applies to employers and workplaces that are operating completely remotely.

Due to COVID-19, employers will not be required to review the employee's identity and employment authorization documents in the employee's physical presence.

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Topics: I-9 compliance, Coronavirus, COVID-19, remote workforce, I-9 requirement

Hiring During the COVID-19 Pandemic? How to Keep It On Track

Posted by Susan McCullah

Mar 25, 2020 11:01:55 AM

The United States is dealing with the spread of the Coronavirus and it’s affecting all aspects of life. Some industries are laying off workers as their operations slow down or close, while other industries, like healthcare, are ramping up.

If your organization is in a segment that is keeping business as almost-usual, you might be trying to move forward with hiring plans to fill open positions. But how?

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Topics: reference check, background screening company, background check, background checks, hiring process, Coronavirus, COVID-19

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~~Susan McCullah is the Marketing Project Manager/ Background Screening Division for Data Facts, Inc, a 25 year old Memphis based company. Data Facts Inc -an NAPBS accredited company- is a leading provider of employment screening solutions. Check out our website for a complete explanation of our services.