Criminal Background Checks Often Botched, Report Says

Law360, New York (April 12, 2012, 8:02 PM EDT) -- Screening companies frequently include incorrect and misleading information in criminal background reports that employers often use when evaluating job applicants, according to a Wednesday report urging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission to take action.

According to the National Consumer Law Center report, 93 percent of employers run criminal background checks for some job candidates and 73 percent of employers conduct criminal checks on all potential new hires. But such reports often contain mistakes, like mismatching the subject of the report with...
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