A few months ago, Facebook announced that it had 128 million daily unique users in the United States. That’s over 1/3 of the population who viewed, updated, and shared personal bits of information with a …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
In case you haven’t heard, there’s another legislative trend sweeping the nation involving state-level legislation that aims to protect the social media passwords of employees, job applicants, and students.
Since 2012, at least 28 states either …READ MORE
The treasure trove of personal information that has collected on social media is irresistible. We know that both employers and employees are scanning the publicly accessible areas of Facebook and other sources to find the …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
If you’re like most employers today, you already use background checks to help make employment-related decisions. But just in case you think you’re immune to hiring bad employees, we offer some compelling reasons to set …READ MORE
Both employers and employees have questions about how background checks work, and how the law regulates them. It’s not always easy to get clear answers because there are so many agencies and stakeholders involved.
A good …READ MORE
Some time ago, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the publication of “joint tips” on using background checks in hiring. One of the two co-published guides is for employers, …READ MORE