The Perils, Potential Pitfalls, and Possibilities of Background Screening

The background check is a critical part of the hiring process, but with it comes potential risk. Employers must be aware of all relevant federal, state, and local regulations, while also paying attention to social media complications, marijuana legalization across the country, and ban-the-box laws. Requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must be followed, but employers must first obtain consent from employees before beginning the screening process.


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