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DOJ Settles with Florida Employer to Resolve Claims of Form I-9 Discrimination

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced a settlement agreement with a Florida employer. This agreement is intended to resolve the DOJ’s claims that the employer allegedly discriminated against a non-U.S. citizen in the I-9 process. According to the DOJ, the employer violated the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act, prohibiting employers from asking …

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virginia

Both Suspects Involved in West Virginia Shootout Had Long Criminal Histories

Court records in West Virginia show that both suspects involved in last week’s deadly shooting in the state, killing one sheriff’s deputy and injuring another, have long criminal histories. Richie Holcomb, who died during the shootout, was convicted of a felony in 2014 stemming from another felony the year prior. He also faced felony charges …

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Clean Slate Act

Colorado Passes Clean Slate Act

Effective August 10, 2022: Under Colorado’s newly passed Clean Slate Act Non-violent criminal records will automatically be sealed without needing an order from a judge. The time of sealing is dependent upon the severity of the crime. For example, a petty offense will be automatically sealed after four years, a misdemeanor offense after seven, and …

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Criminal Background Checks

8th Circuit Finds Applicants Do Not Have Right to Explain Accurate Background Checks

In a recent case, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Fair Credit Reporting Act’s (FCRA’s) requirement to provide job applicants with the right to dispute the accuracy of background checks does not simultaneously provide a right to argue accurately reported convictions. In doing so, the court dismissed a lawsuit filed by …

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Recidivist

“Forced Retirement” Imposed on Recidivist Drug Trafficker

For years, Reymundo Garcia, a recidivist criminal, had been a member of a large drug trafficking organization in the state of Washington. During the course of an investigation by the FBI, “law enforcement officers seized multiple pounds of methamphetamine, several hundred fentanyl laced pills, heroin, and numerous stolen firearms and ammunition.” Last year, Garcia pleaded …

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I-9 & E-Verify

Form I-9 Updates

Hire Image has previously reported that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was exercising discretion to defer the physical presence requirements associated with the Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) for employers and workplaces operating remotely only. As such, employers were not required to review the employee’s identity and employment authorization documents in the employee’s …

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Michigan

Michigan Issues Redaction FAQs

As Hire Image reported last year, Michigan issued an order to redact dates of birth from court records, rendering it far more difficult, if not impossible, to match records to applicants for employment and rental housing. The Michigan Supreme Court also ordered that dates of birth be removed from the public court records based on …

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Attention New York City Employers: Salary Disclosure Law Effective Date Delayed to November 1, 2022

As Hire Image previously reported, a salary disclosure law was proposed in New York City requiring employers with four or more employees to provide the minimum and maximum salaries for any advertised job, promotion, or transfer opportunity. The bill would amend the New York State Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA), “in stating the minimum and …

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