More Areas Enact Ban-the-Box Laws

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Three more communities have joined the Ban-the-Box movement: Suffolk County, NY; St. Louis, MO; and Waterloo, IA. These new laws place restrictions on private employers when inquiring about a job applicant’s criminal history. In Suffolk County and St. Louis, employers must wait until after an initial interview before conducting background checks. In Waterloo, a conditional […]

NCS Launches Applicant Portal

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NCS is excited to announce the launch of our Applicant Portal. This new feature, at no additional cost, makes it faster and easier to obtain additional documents and communicate with your applicants during the background screening process. Simply enter the applicant’s email address to invite them to register for an account to access the portal.  Using the dashboard, applicants […]

DHS Offers Flexibility With Form I-9 Documents

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Because of COVID-19 precautions, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it will defer the physical presence requirements when reviewing an employee’s documents related to the Form I-9. These provisions may be implemented by employers for a period of 60 days from March 20, 2020 or within three business days after the termination of the […]

Florida Senate Passes Mandatory E-Verify Law

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Florida has passed Senate Bill 664, which requires private employers in the state to verify employment eligibility by using the E-Verify system or completing the Form I-9. All private employers, regardless of the number of employees, must either use the federal E-Verify program or complete the Form I-9. If signed by the governor, the law will […]

New Tenant Screening Laws for Cook County, IL and Oakland, CA

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“Ban-the-box” type laws are now spilling over into tenant screening. Two jurisdictions, Cook County, IL, and Oakland, CA, have passed laws limiting criminal background checks on tenants. “The Just Housing Ordinance” in Cook County, which is already in effect, states that criminal records cannot be reviewed or obtained until after the applicant has been approved […]

New Form I-9 Released by USCIS

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U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services has released a new version of the Form I-9: Employment Eligibility Verification. Employers should begin using the new form now; this version has the date 10/21/2019 in the lower left corner. After April 30, 2020, the older version will no longer be accepted. The new version contains minor changes to […]

NCS Now Offers Integrated I-9 & E-Verify Services

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We’re excited to offer Form I-9 management and E-Verify. This easy-to-use system guides and stores new hire Form I-9s online and returns E-Verify results within minutes! E-Verify continues to be voluntary for most of the country; however, more and more states are passing legislation requiring a number of businesses to verify their new hire employment […]

Chrome’s New Password Checkup Feature

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We recently received a phone call regarding Chrome’s new password checkup feature. There’s a lot of technology and detail involved in Chrome’s new security feature so we’ll provide a few links at the bottom of this brief article. For now, we simply want to make you aware of the new feature in case you’re using […]

New Mexico Criminal Record Expungement Act in Effect

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House Bill 370, The Criminal Record Expungement Act, permits anyone convicted of certain violations, misdemeanors, or felonies to petition the court for an order to expunge arrest records and public records related to that conviction following the completion of their sentence and payment of applicable fines. Those seeking to vacate misdemeanor convictions must wait two […]

New Software Integration Solution Available

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Many of you have asked about integrations with various software. We are excited to introduce HireLink, a simple integration solution for anyone who utilizes a web-based payroll, HR and/or applicant tracking system. Simply add the extension to your Google Chrome browser and create a login at no extra cost. From there you can choose a […]