Complying with Background Check Laws While Screening Candidates

Businesses have a responsibility to minimize legal risk when hiring new employees. This can be accomplished by validating every applicant’s information through background checks, drug tests, and medical screening services. Screenings should include employment history and educational achievements, criminal history, credit history, and driving records. It is important to remain compliant with laws that protect employees, such as Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance, Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and those that specify industry and role requirements.


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