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Introduction From The Editor

This edition of our monthly e-newsletter includes “Some Applicants Fake it to Make it,” discussing how some applicants embellish their employment history to seem more desirable to hiring managers—even going so far as paying for fraudulent employment references.

Our legal alert covers the Employment Acceleration Act of 2011, a California bill that will prohibit the state, a city, county, or special district, from requiring an employer—other than one of those government entities mentioned—to use an electronic employment verification system.

Finally, our tip of the month explains why employers must wait for the entire background check to be complete before making a hiring decision.

Please forward our e-newsletter to friends and colleagues who may benefit from our published information.

Sincerely,

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Cody Farzad,
Director of Operations/Editor


Some Applicants “Fake it to Make it!”

background checks By George J. Ramos

There have always been desperate and/or unethical job hunters using a close relative or friend as a reference to increase the chances of landing a position.  Providing a fake reference that will lie and speak glowingly about your applicant is nothing new; in fact, it’s... Read More



Legal Alert: Employment Acceleration Act
By Khodadawd “Cody” J. Farzad

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law Senate Bill 1236, known as the Employment Acceleration Act of 2011.  This bill will prohibit the state, or a city, county, or special district, from requiring an employer—other than one of those government entities mentioned—to use an electronic employment...Read More



Tip of the Month: Making Employment Decision based on a Pending Background Checks
By Khodadawd “Cody” J. Farzad

The sole responsibility of hiring managers is to find the right applicant for the right position, and make a well-informed hiring decision.  In some cases, companies have lost out on valuable, high-level applicants because the background check conducted on them took too long to complete.  This has prompted...Read More



Upcoming Complimentary Webinar: Risks of Doing Social Media Searches for Pre-Employment Purposes
By Khodadawd “Cody” J. Farzad

Our objective is to provide you with information on this important topic, so that you can make well-informed hiring decisions, and reduce your liability. The abundance of social media websites has resulted in the exploitation of social media information in the...Read More

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