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How to hire in a legally safe way: Your FAQs, answered

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If it goes well, hiring a new employee is the beginning of a fruitful working relationship. But hiring can also be a legal minefield in which one wrong step can lead to a costly lawsuit. This Q&A is designed to keep you on the right hiring path.

Are employers required to run background checks?

Not generally. However, many employers do conduct background checks on applicants to learn about their work histories, verify claimed education and check their criminal records and financial history.

There are three big considerations for employers that conduct background checks or outsource the task.

The first is that any background check should be for a legitimate business reason. If you do conduct a background investigation, you must treat everyone equally. You cannot ask some applicants about their background but not others. Also, you cannot ask for genetic information or require a medical check until after you’ve made a cond...(register to read more)

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