by Hope A. Comisky, Pepper Hamilton LLP, Philadelphia
More and more employers are conducting
To avoid potential liability, your company needs to develop practices and procedures for managing the process. You need to understand applicable state and federal laws concerning .
If you conduct background checks, you're not alone. According to a survey by HRfocus, 85.9% of employers perform criminal background checks.
Those checks often reveal potential problems. For example, Kroll, a risk consulting firm, found that 9.1% of the people they investigated in 2006 had criminal records. In addition, 33% of employers perform credit checks, according to a Harris Interactive poll.
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