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Negligent Hiring Background Checks

Best Practices for Conducting Pre-Employment Background Checks in Canada

Many employers perform background checks before hiring their employees. The process could be as simple as checking an applicant’s professional credentials, education, and references, or as detailed as a criminal records check...more

Using Criminal Convictions in the Hire Process: A Hobson's Choice for Employers?

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

Is the government really telling employers that they are not allowed to disqualify an applicant because of past criminal activity? In a word, yes. That is increasingly becoming the case on the state level and has been the...more

The Fair Credit Reporting Act: Why background checks are fueling the latest wave of class actions

by McAfee & Taft on

Many employers have third-party services run background checks on applicants, new hires, or existing employees. Many of these employers utilize these services to minimize the risk of claims of negligent hiring or...more

Employers Faced January 1, 2013, Deadline to Update Fair Credit Reporting Act Notice

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

Originally published in SC Bar's Employment and Labor Law Newsletter: Winter 2013 on February 15, 2013 Effective January 1, 2013, there was a new form that employers must provide prospective or current employees when...more

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