Latest Version of the Form I-9 Released

Earlier today, the United States Citizenship and Immigrations Services (USCIS) released the long-awaited revision of the Form I-9 (Rev. 03/08/13)N. Read the full announcement here. You can download the new form here.

The Basics of the EEOC's Enforcement Guidance

PreCheck's Vice President of Compliance, Vu Do's latest article discussing the implications of the EEOC's Enforcement Guidance on employers' use of criminal records was published in the March/April 2013 issue of Compliance & Ethics Professional. If you do not currently subscribe to this publication of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, you may download the complete article here.

PreCheck Celebrates Black History Month in Healthcare and Human Resources

For Black History month we wanted to take time to highlight one of our favorite employees at PreCheck, our president: Bruce Butler. Bruce has been working in healthcare since 1982 (over 30 years) and has a lot of experience and wisdom to impart to today's healthcare professionals.

Webinar: What Can Employers Expect in the Second Obama Term?

President Obama's first term brought significant changes for healthcare employers. Legislation such as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 has impacted the direction of the healthcare industry with its legal and compliance implications. With the commencement of Obama's second term, it is a good time to consider the anticipated legal and regulatory environment during the next four years as you plan ahead for your organization. PreCheck hosted a complimentary webinar featuring Healthcare Practice Group Chair A.

Consistent Screening of Both Permanent and Temporary Healthcare Staff

PreCheck's Compliance Director, Vu Do, recently wrote an article that was published in the January 2013 issue of Compliance Today, the Health Care Compliance Association's publication only available to its members. If you are not an HCCA member, you may access the full-length article here.

2013 E-Verify Requirements for Employers

E-Verify is a program operated by the Department of Homeland Security in conjunction with the Social Security Administration. It is a web-based system that verifies an employee’s eligibility for employment based on the credentials presented to the employer upon completion of the Form I-9. While still largely a voluntary program, some states have mandated its use. Here is a summary of states with 2013 deadlines.

Criminal Searches Uncovered, Part 1: Criminal Record Basics

At PreCheck, we’re often asked about criminal record searches whether it be how they are obtained, what coverage they offer the clients we work with day in and day out, and other burning questions.  Our clients aren’t alone; we know the world of criminal records can be a confusing one!  Today (and as part of an ongoing series) we hope to set the record straight and shed some light on this mystical topic by sharing a few basics regarding criminal record searches.  Other related topics coming up in this series will be fingerprinting, as well as the threats that currently exist to criminal rec

Employer Considerations for Drug Testing, Part 1: Drafting an Employment Drug Screening Policy

Drug screening has become a vital tool to promote a safe working environment and mitigate risk connected to drug-related issues. Countless studies from both the private sector and SAMHSA (DHHS - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)   have shown that implementing a drug screening program reduces the over-all costs associated with substance abuse including health care costs, absenteeism and lost productivity.

Immunization Tracking and Why It Is Important

Checking for criminal records on potential employees and students entering medical facilities is a definite must have for patient safety. What about their immunization records? Immunization tracking plays a very key role in ensuring that employees and clinical students are protected from contracting illnesses from the patients they care for and observe. Many healthcare workers are at risk for exposure to and possible transmission of vaccine-preventable diseases.

Unaudited Form I-9s: The Risk in the Shadows

The Immigration Reform and Control Act, enacted in 1986, made it illegal for employers to knowingly hire unauthorized workers. To enforce the law, completing Form I-9s became a requirement for employers.  They were required to inspect documents present by employees that established their employment authorization. The form is to be kept for as long as the employee is employed or may be eliminated only after following purging rules for terminated employees. Form I-9 violations brought with it civil fines or criminal penalties that varied based on the violations.