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Conducting background checks

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Hiring a potential employee requires more than a face-to-face interview. It is essential that employers conduct comprehensive and legal background checks to corroborate applicants' qualifications or delete them from consideration. Employee background investigations that involve checking references, driving records, criminal records, and credit records require adherence to state statutes and federal laws, like the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

1. What are some of the legalities involved in conducting background checks as part of the hiring process?

Background checks of applicants' references and records — including driving, criminal, and credit — can uncover a wealth of information that may either corroborate applicants' qualifications or knock them out of contention. Background checks take on even greater significance because a company can be held liable for hiring an employee who commits or has the potent...(register to read more)

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