Time For A Fresh Look At Background Check Practices
First, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued updated guidance on employer use of criminal history information in background checks of job applicants. Second, two recent Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) class action cases highlight the need for close attention to the manner in which employers obtain consent from employees prior to initiating a background check.
EEOC Issues Revised Criminal Background Check Guidelines for...
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