The increase in background check-related lawsuits has caused class action attorneys and federal agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) to step up their vigilance. With millions of dollars in settlements, the risk of committing legal violations when conducting background screenings is expected to be on the rise, as well. In order to prevent lawsuits from happening during this essential part of the hiring process, businesses should be sure to crosscheck results for accuracy. In addition, clients of screening companies should be knowledgeable of compliance requirements. Sticking with screening service companies that are accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) can help businesses meet the highest industry standards.