EEOC best practice guidelines for criminal background checks

Dec 04, 2012 Quinn Thomas

EEOC best practice guidelines for criminal background checks

In 2012, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission offered new enforcement guidance for best practices when it comes to employment screening using criminal background checks. Laws have variance by state and city. For instance,


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Newark, NJ background check limitations are in effect

Dec 03, 2012 Quinn Thomas

November 18, 2012 saw a new ordinance go into place in the city of Newark, New Jersey, limiting the types of background checks that employers may conduct during the hiring process. Ordinance 12-163 orders that criminal background checks should


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Mix up in background screenings can result in legal troubles

Dec 03, 2012 Quinn Thomas

Background screenings help businesses determine which applicants are to be trusted and which should be turned away. However, mistakes in the process can hurt firms not only in the hiring process, but also with potential lawsuits.Darlene Martinez


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Arizona lawsuit points out pitfalls of background checking data

Dec 03, 2012 Quinn Thomas

A lawsuit filed recently in the United States District Court in Phoenix points out the problems of identifying the right person in background checks that increasingly rely on online databases that include criminal records.The Arizona Republic


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Background checks place responsibility on volunteer organizations

Dec 03, 2012 Quinn Thomas

Background checks are supposed to help businesses, organizations and government institutions ensure that they're hiring trustworthy, responsible individuals. However, many groups are finding that while the background screenings still serve


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