For more than 30 years, the authors have been analyzing cases in which lapses in background checks resulted in sometimes catastrophic loss or damage to people, businesses, assets and the U.S. government. Thousands of these individuals passed background investigations either by using someone else’s name, ID and Social Security number, or by lying about degrees, work experience, finances, arrest records or citizenship status.
The rise in unemployment filings and the expansion of jobless benefits in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have facilitated an explosion of fraud across the country. HR has a responsibility to respond quickly to phony unemployment claims and assist employees whose personal information has been stolen.
New research indicates an uptick in U.S. domestic business travel, although employers still face a changing patchwork of coronavirus-related federal, state and local laws and regulations affecting work travel.