Posts Tagged: Criminal Background Checks

Alleged Rapist Passed the School District’s Criminal Background Check

The recent story of a school district employee hired with a rape allegation on his record is enough to make us all cringe. We see the headlines and wonder how someone like this can pass a background check? To answer this question we need to examine the numerous ways “criminal background checks” can be performed…. Read more »

NELP Report Claims Widespread Abuse of Employment Criminal Background Checks

The National Employment Law Project (NELP), a nonprofit research and employment advocacy group, released a report in March of this year that claims to have uncovered employment discrimination cases involving employment criminal background checks and some of the nation’s largest employers. Specifically, the study surveyed Craigslist postings across the nation and says to have found… Read more »

Considering Employee Criminal Background Checks? Ask Yourself this Question.

Is an employee’s past behavior the best predictor of their future? Your answer to this question may determine the importance you place on the employee criminal background checks as a factor in your hiring decision. Regardless of your personal beliefs about the value of a criminal background check, employers most certainly do carry a responsibility… Read more »