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Archive for January 2019

The #1 reason people switch jobs? They're bored.

According to a Korn Ferry poll of nearly 5,000 professionals, the top reason people were looking for a new job in 2018? They’re bored. While many would predict money to be the main motivator, that was far from the reality. One third of respondents said they’d want a new job because they were looking for…

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Delta to pay $2.3M to settle background check lawsuit

Delta Air Lines has agreed to pay $2.3 million to settle a class-action lawsuit. The suit alleges it failed to provide approximately 44,000 applicants with a stand-alone background check disclosure, which would be in violation of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and California law. Delta’s forms contained extraneous and misleading information, according to…

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FTC with limited services due to government shutdown

The government shutdown continues to be problematic for the employment screening industry. Previously, we highlighted how CBSV and E-Verify were suffering delays. We are also seeing services from FTC being put on hold until the conclusion of the shutdown. The website currently has the following message: “The FTC is closed due to the lapse in…

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December 2018 employment: US adds 312,000 jobs

According to ‘The Employment Situation‘ report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in the United States remained at 3.9 percent, while the economy added 312,000 jobs, in December. The unemployment rate rose by 0.2 percentage point to 3.9 percent in December, and the number of unemployed persons…

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Government shutdown affects key screening services

Please be advised that while Congress works to end the shutdown, some government services are not available. This may result in a delay of some screening verification, such as CBSV and E-Verify. Employers must continue to complete Form I-9’s in compliance with the law and plan on creating cases in the E-Verify system when the…

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