Background Checks Importance

A background check is a reliable way of verifying claims made by job seekers during the hiring process. It provides a way for employers to ensure that people they hire are in fact eligible to work in the U.S. and that’s why companies as the Island Now specialize in this area to make the process easier. The process allows an employer to verify a job seeker’s eligibility to work in the U.S. without having to conduct an interview.

Background checks can also help prevent identity theft.

For more information on background checks, check out the Department of Labor’s webpage on the topic.

More Resources

Check out the National Employment Law Project website for more information on these important topics:

Suspension/Removal for Not Paying Taxes:

In addition to filing taxes in the proper format, U.S. citizens or resident aliens are subject to the income tax requirements for a foreign financial institution or broker if the following two conditions are met: The individual:

Fails to file U.S. taxes on a timely basis for two consecutive years; or

Fails to pay any applicable tax for one or more of the years.

The individual is a nonresident alien and is a financial institution or broker as defined in 601.701(b)(3) and: Is registered as such under the laws of its home country.

Fails to register as such with the Secretary of the Treasury under the laws of the foreign country in which it is established.

Fails to maintain a filing or reporting schedule as prescribed by the Department of the Treasury, for the most recently ended tax year, which includes information required by the Secretary of the Treasury with respect to all relevant entities and persons in the foreign country. Fails to comply with any regulation issued by the Secretary of the Treasury with respect to the collection of taxes in a foreign country.


Kung Fu Panda 3 and Yogurtland Giveaway #KungFuPanda



We are huge fans of Kung Fu Panda and are excited that the newest installment will hit theaters this Friday, January 29th. We’ve watched the previous movies and can’t wait to watch this one.

Yogurtland is joining on the fun of Kung Fu Panda 3 by bringing a taste of it to their locations! Through February 28, you’ll be able to enjoy new flavors of their delicious frozen yogurt inspired by  characters from the movie, starting with Po’s Cookies and Cream, Mei Mei’s Dragon Warrior Passion Tart and Bao’s Cherry Tart.To help celebrate Kung Fun Panda 3’s release we’re giving away a Pandalicious Prize Pack.

One (1) winner will receive

  • Yogurtland Gift Card (Valued at $25)
  • Kung Fu Panda 3 Activity Set and Chopsticks

All you have to do is leave a comment on who you plan taking to see Kung Fun Panda 3 and to Yogurtland. That’s it! Giveaway ends on February 3rd at 11:59pm. Winner will be chosen at random. Good luck!



Cavalia Odysseo is Coming to Southern California – Buy your Tickets Now

Have you experienced  a Cirque du Soleil show?  It is an experience like no other. It is a visual feast and provides a multi sensory experience that is one of a kind.  When I read that one of the original creators of Cirque du Soleil had created Cavalia, a show about the relationship between humans and horses, I just knew I had to experience it  for myself.

I’ve watched the show twice on my own and once with the family a few years back. I was so excited to hear that the show is coming back and I can’t wait to take the family again.

Cavalia features many of the same things that I love about Cirque shows.  The live music is mesmerizing. The acrobatics are incredible. The show features dozens of beautiful horses and talented performers. It’s a show that can’t be missed!

Cavalia Odysseo will open on February 3rd, under the White Big Top, at the junction of SR 133 and the 405.  The show will open February 3,  with matinee and evening performances scheduled through February 14.

Tickets start at $29. For additional info head here.