Drug Screening and Marijuana Legalization

Drug Screening and Marijuana Legalization

Should I continue to test my applicants for marijuana?

Across the nation marijuana laws are changing rapidly. Since California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana in 1996, public perception of the drug for recreational and compassionate use has also been shifting quickly.
Since California’s legalization vote, voters and legislatures in twenty-two additional states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for compassionate use. Four of these states have also decriminalized marijuana for recreational use.
Questions concerning the efficacy of marijuana for medical purposes, or the economic impact of legalizing the drug for recreational purposes could be raised in regards to legalization, but in the world of human resources and talent acquisition only one question really matters: Should I continue to test my applicants for marijuana?

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On Demand Complimentary HR Impact Webinar Series: The Path To I-9 Compliance – Can YOU Survive An Audit?

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Webinar Summary
Do you know if your I-9 Forms are compliant? Can you provide your I-9 records within the timeframes required (72 hours) in the event of an ICE/HSI Notice of Inspection (NOI)? You are cordially invited to join A-Check Global and Form I-9 Compliance LLC for a complimentary 1 hour webinar providing the facts about I-9 Auditing.
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Complimentary HR Impact Webinar Series – Do’s and Don’ts of utilizing the E-Verify Program

Complimentary HR Impact Webinar Series – Do’s and Don’ts of utilizing the E-Verify Program

This webinar was held Tuesday, September 23rd 2014.

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Are you properly using the E-Verify program? Are you aware of the specific requirements for using the program? You are cordially invited to join A-Check and Form I-9 Compliance LLC for a complimentary 30 minute webinar providing the facts about the E-Verify Program.

Learn about the regulations related to the use of the E-Verify program, the do’s and don’ts of the program, and whether the use of E-Verify is mandated, or just good business practice for your organization.

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Most Form I-9s Filed Away in HR Departments Contain Errors that Put Employers at Risk

Is your organization in compliance with Form I-9 requirements? Would your Form I-9 records stand up to an audit by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) or Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)?

According to Thomas Brechtel, Executive Vice President of A-Check partner Form I-9 Compliance, 80-90 percent of Form I-9s processed by employers contain at least one significant error that places the employer at risk of fines, debarment and even arrest.

“What employers need to understand is these ‘paperwork’ violations can result not just in monetary penalties, but also in actual criminal prosecution,” Brechtel said. “Compliance with this process is not optional, it’s critical.”

On April 30, 2009, ICE and HSI rolled out a revised worksite enforcement strategy. The strategy prioritizes the use of criminal prosecutions against the Employer. In 2012, the latest year for which figures are available, ICE has published the following “Accomplishments”: Continue reading “Most Form I-9s Filed Away in HR Departments Contain Errors that Put Employers at Risk”

I-9 and E-Verify Compliance Inspections on the Rise

Notice: The information contained herein is for informational purposes only as a service to A-Check clients and is not legal advice or a substitute for legal counsel. Every situation is different therefore it is important to obtain competent legal counsel specific to your situation to protect your organization.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is cracking down on employers who fail to comply with federal laws on immigration compliance. In recent months, ICE has issued thousands of Notices of Inspection that require employers to submit, within three days, all of the legally required forms I-9 and supporting documentation for all of their employees.

“Fines for knowingly employing illegal aliens range from $375 to $14,000 for unauthorized workers, while fines for paperwork I-9 violations can range from $110 to $1,100, with higher fines being imposed based on a percentage of errors,” Ogletree Deakins reports. Continue reading “I-9 and E-Verify Compliance Inspections on the Rise”