“Innocent until proven guilty” is the cornerstone of our criminal justice system. Our courts have spent a lot of time defining what constitutes proof, but the basic point is clear.
The same principle applies to the …READ MORE
So, you want to know if your prospective employee has a criminal past?
Looking into the criminal history of job applicants is a smart hiring practice. Given the high proportion of adult Americans with criminal records …READ MORE
Most employers today use background screening to help make good decisions in hiring or other employment issues, and criminal background is one of the most important factors to consider.
Getting this information—and getting it right—is a …READ MORE
Alabama has joined the growing list of state and local jurisdictions that regulate how and when criminal background information can be used for employment decisions. The new law, which allows citizens to expunge arrests for …READ MORE
EEOC policy and the various Ban the Box statutes around the country share the common characteristic of requiring employers to adopt background screening procedures that are sensitive to individual-level circumstances. For example, the EEOC Guidance, …READ MORE
Employers—and people in general—want to minimize the time and expense of doing almost anything. And that includes conducting criminal background checks on job applicants.
This cost motive opens the door for some vendors to promote quick …READ MORE
According to National Employment Law Project (NELP), more than 1 in 4 U.S. adults have a criminal record. As an employer, this means you have a very high chance of encountering applicants and employees whose …READ MORE