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
Since 9/11 the number of background checks performed on job applicants and employees has ballooned, for reasons ranging from heightened security concerns to legal mandates to conduct background checks. Coinciding with this, the amount of …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