Employment Screening Challenges Intensify Due to COVID-19

The employment background screening industry has been disrupted as employers adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, with Corporate Screening reporting that its health care business and government-related business is up, while its energy and manufacturing have both declined by about 40 percent. In addition, Pamela Devata, a partner in Seyfarth Shaw, said that court closures and remote employment has become a big challenge for those involved in the background screening process. There is concern that the delays caused by these challenges could lead to employers skipping the critical background check, presenting risks of negligent hiring litigation against employers, and opening companies up to non-compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

 

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