Criminal Background Checks

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In an increasingly competitive business environment, it is perhaps more important than ever for employers to exercise prudence and caution in hiring and maintaining their workforce. Background checks, whether criminal background or credit checks, motor vehicle record inquiries, resume confirmations or other similar formal inquiries, have become important parts of hiring policies.

Criminal Background Checks

Depending upon the nature of a company’s business, criminal background checks could be advisable, if not essential. An unfortunate incident occurring with an employee which becomes known to clients or customers, particularly where a criminal background check may have disclosed potential risks, could be damaging. In certain contexts, contractors may insist on criminal background checks for the employees of the suppliers as a condition to winning a contract.

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