employee background check

Nationwide, “ban the box” laws are being adopted with increasing frequency. Broadly speaking, these laws prohibit employers from considering an applicant’s or employee’s criminal history in making employment decisions until a certain point in the hiring or deliberation process. Currently, 25 states, the District of Columbia, and many metropolitan areas have adopted ban-the-box type laws. Read more

Employers often have reason to be interested in an applicant’s or employee’s arrest and conviction records, but are understandably concerned about violating state and federal anti-discrimination laws. To assist employers in complying with federal law, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced the release of an updated “Enforcement Guidance” on an employer’s use of Read more