Background Checks: Tips for Employers and Applicants

Traditional background checks include things that are public records, like county criminal records, federal records, credit reports, and credentials, but there is a limit on what can be included in a background report, as regulated by fair chance laws. Background screening companies must comply with state and county laws, as well as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and others enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). These laws regulate when an employer can ask about criminal history, when they can conduct a background check and what requirements are included or not included in a job advertisement.


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