Time For A Fresh Look At Background Check Practices

Law360, New York (May 23, 2012, 1:35 PM EDT) -- There have been several recent developments that make this an opportune time for employers to re-evaluate their 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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