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Employment Background Check

Our field-tested solutions are designed to assist you with employee background checks, background check guidelines and pre-employment screening.

You’ll also gain a full understanding of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, to guarantee you’re in compliance with every facet of employment background checks

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With the sending of résumés as easy as a click of a button, job seekers today are pulling out all the stops to make themselves stand out. Sometimes that includes embellishing their résumés.
Employment applications may seem innocuous, but they contain a number of minefields of which employers should be aware. In general, avoid asking applicants questions that elicit information that cannot be considered when making a hiring decision.
When it comes to selecting the best candidates, going deeper than just face value should be routine.
A.B. 1008, a bill currently before the California legislature, would bar employers from asking about an applicant’s criminal history before making a conditional job offer.
The legal showdown between the state of Texas and the EEOC over the commission’s background check guidance took another turn with an order withdrawing the previous June opinion and remanding the case to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
Q. Our 40-employee company advertises for jobs internationally but we aren’t able to offer sponsorship to any candidate who is not legally able to work in the United States. I realize we can’t put “Prefer U.S. citizen” on a job ad, but can we alert candidates to our requirement?
Walmart has signed the White House’s Fair Chance Business Pledge, bringing to 185 the number of employers joining an Obama administration campaign to help job candidates with criminal histories find their way back into the workforce.

Many Americans have criminal records. The EEOC and local government agencies want to help former convicts start over. The movement to “ban the box” on job applications—the box those with criminal histories are supposed to check—is part of that trend. So is the EEOC’s position that barring applicants with criminal records from employment may amount to discrimination based on race or ethnicity. Employers that refuse to consider any applicant who has a criminal record risk litigation.

A total of 23 states have adopted policies making it illegal to ask about criminal histories on employment applications.
The law, which took effect April 3, prohibits covered employers from asking about a potential employee’s criminal background before making an employment offer.
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