Potential Pitfalls Of Applicant Background Checks

Law360, New York (October 28, 2010, 12:46 PM EDT) -- Background checks have become a familiar arrow in the quiver for employers in the applicant selection process. They have taken on an important role in overall hiring schemes designed to help eager employers glean the cream of the crop in a competitive job market.

Moreover, background checks are an effective tool for screening candidates to minimize risk of workplace violence and potential tort claims such as negligent hiring or negligent retention.

However, as federal and state law continues to evolve, putting careful thought to the process...
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