March 25, 2020

UPDATED: Court Closures

Download a list of court closures related to the COVID-19 response. (Last updated March 25, 2020)

March 23, 2020

ALERT: Business Continuity

In light of the “Stay at Home” order announced Sunday March 22, 2020 by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, CIC would like you to understand our approach to business continuity and on-going customer services.

Beginning, Tuesday March 24, 2020, CIC staff will be working remotely. Our office location will be closed, however we will maintain business continuity and on-going customer services during normal business hours. Our convenient, fully-automated background screening system is available around the clock, and every order you place is monitored by our team of professional screening specialists for quality control, to ensure you get the most accurate information as quickly as possible.

Note: there will be delays in getting criminal records searches completed because of court closures (see below.) Education and Employment Verifications are similarly affected. If you have questions or concerns, please call 419.874.2201.

March 17, 2020

ALERT: COVID-19 Impact and Response

Corporate Intelligence Consultants is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace for our employees and helping our customers to do the same. As such, we are closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak according to the guidelines and recommendations of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). We want to share with you the actions we are taking to help protect our employees and customers.

We advised our employees to follow the public health authorities' guidance regarding hygiene and personal travel, and we reinforced employees who exhibit flu-like symptoms to stay home and consult with a medical professional. We limited business travel and encouraged employees to leverage technology to maintain business duties as we can.

We have measures in place so that we can complete business needs and will keep you updated on our Action Plan. If needed, we will have staff working from home to maintain our level of service.

We have been seeing some closures in various court systems which affect our ability to research criminal records. In addition, with schools closings in certain areas, we are seeing delays in education verifications. This is a fluid situation and we will continue to monitor these areas and update you as information becomes available.

We appreciate the trust that you place in Corporate Intelligence Consultants. We are prepared to take actions necessary to help keep our employees and customers safe while providing the products and services you need to run your business. For further information please contact our office. 419.874.2201

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Integrated I-9 and E-Verify

Built In and 100% Automated

It is estimated that 20-40% of all I-9s have one or more errors a costly mistake for employers if audited. Our background screening system has fully-integrated support for I-9 management and E-Verify.

Since I-9 is required for all employees, why not use our electronic version? It is a simple flip of the switch on our side and you are ready to start; no minimum order, no binding contract, no renewal fee and all part of the same system you use for your background checks!

Our electronic I-9 will save you time as well as money. It is estimated that 20-40% of all I-9s have one or more errors, a costly mistake for employers if audited. ICE is devoting more time and money into I-9 audits, so why not use an electronic I-9 system that will guide you through the process making sure that you supply the correct information and complete your I-9 forms within the requisite 3-days. The system will then create a compliant PDF I-9 form that you can store electronically or print and file.

In addition, if you have added our E-Verify product, the I-9 process captures all of the necessary information needed for E-Verify and will automatically submit it upon completion of the I-9. Seamless, efficient and time saving.


E-Verify may become a reality for all employers sooner rather than later. While E-Verify is currently a requirement for employers with Federal contracts, some states, like Tennessee, are ahead of the game and have added that requirement for all employers. If the new Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act, introduced by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, passes it would permanently authorize the E- Verify program for all employers. It is designed to help businesses comply with immigration laws by certifying the legal status of their workforce.

E-Verify is an additional verification layer that will help employers maintain a legal workplace. It is a new offering for CIC’s clients. It is easy to use, and can be added to a background check with very little additional cost. Our new electronic I-9 option in tandem with E-Verify is the perfect way to make sure that your workforce is a legal workforce.

Our convenient, fully-automated screening system is available around the clock, and every order you place is monitored by our team of professional screening specialists for quality control, to ensure you get the most accurate information as quickly as possible.

You can call our offices during business hours to speak to a screening specialist. No call centers; no online ticket system. A member of our team will answer your call and provide direct support.

Carolyn Klemett is the coordinator of our Pre-employment Screening Services at Corporate Intelligence Consultants. For more information about this article, I-9, E-Verify, or general Employment Screening Services, please contact Carolyn at 1.800.573.2201 / 419.874.2201.

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