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New from the EEOC: Tips on background checks

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The EEOC has released a technical assistance document explaining how employers can legally conduct background checks for employment purposes. The Web-based “Background Checks: What Employers Need to Know” doesn’t introduce any new requirements, but does offer tips on complying with the law, as well as best practices employers should follow.

The document emphasizes that employers need written permission from applicants before obtaining reports from background-check companies. It reaffirms that background checks can’t be used for discriminatory purposes. View the tip document online and print it out.

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