5 Things Every Employer Needs to Know About Background Checks

By Eileen Hess, PHR, SHRM-CP on Friday, December 15, 2017

Many new state and local laws enacted in 2017 have already taken effect or will go into effect in 2018 and limit or restrict criminal background check inquiries. In light of recent trends and the promise of increased state restrictions on the horizon, employers need to be aware of their rights, duties and limitations before conducting background checks.

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