Fake Credentials Flooding Industry

There are several websites out there offering fake credentials such as, references, diplomas, employment information and personal character interviews. The names of these sites alone are enough to leave you wondering if the person you are about to hire is being truthful or if they are “faking their way onto the job”. Alibihq.com, absolutealibis.com, careerexcuse.com, … Read more

Prisons at Near Double Capacity Release Inmates

Prisons hit nearly double capacity and start releasing some inmates. What this means is that these inmates, newly released from prison, are going to be looking for employment in a market bloated with unanswered resumes. Companies that do not conduct background investigations are going to be targeted by these parolees because of their lax hiring … Read more

Statewide Criminal History and County Level Searches

Statewide criminal history searches are not the end all be all of employee screening.  Nearly half of the states don’t offer such a search and there are a handful that do, but include disclaimers about incomplete records.  As a result, 100% coverage for statewide criminal records for background checks isn’t guaranteed.  Not to imply that … Read more

Undocumented Workers at Donut Corporation Get Fined

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced today that it had reached a $40,000 fine settlement with the Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation for immigration hiring violations arising from an I-9 audit conducted in 2007. ICE initiated the I-9 inspection after receiving information from the local County Sheriff’s Office which indicated that Krispy Kreme was employing dozens … Read more

State E-Verify Provisions Going into Effect on July 1st

On July 1, 2009, several state E-Verify provisions will go into effect, affecting employers in Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina and Utah. Most of these laws were enacted some time ago, and are being implemented in stages as indicated below. Here is a quick summary of these new state requirements as of July 1, 2009: Georgia: … Read more

BackgroundCheckCentral.com Scheduled to Go Live on June 1st

Advanced Surveillance Group, a leading private investigative agency, has launched BackgroundCheckCentral.com. This new website allows HR professionals, business owners and others charged with hiring employee a one stop shop for fast, affordable employee screening services produced by private investigators. In a field cluttered by employee screening services provided by large companies who rely on software … Read more