Learn from the big dog’s mistake; check applicants’ crime records

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America's largest employer, Wal-Mart, recently announced that it will begin running criminal background checks on job candidates.

The decision comes on the heels of two incidents in which employees with prior criminal convictions for sexual offenses were accused of sexually assaulting young girls at the stores.

For details on the legal rules of background checks, see the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse fact sheet, Employment Background Checks: A Guide for Small Business Owners, at www.privacyrights. org/fs/fs16b-smallbus.htm.

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