Using real-time criminal activity monitoring allows employers to ensure the safety and integrity of their workplaces, customers and overall community. But implementing this continuous screening can be tricky, so it’s important to become familiar with a few best practices surrounding the topic. First, become familiar with specific employee consent requirements, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and state and local laws. Establish and communicate clear practices and procedures with employees and contractors that includes why the policy was established, who is governed by the policy, how the policy is enforced and a timeline for report submission. And finally, always investigate the criminal activity pursuant to well-articulated, pre-existing policies and procedures to verify whether the behavior underlying the arrest justifies disciplinary action.