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The Key to Fortifying Your Employment Screening Program

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Rod Fliegel Shareholder, Littler Mendelson Implementing and overseeing an effective workforce employment screening program requires a certain amount of specialized knowledge. Thus, companies are increasingly recognizing the importance of finding or nominating a subject matter expert (SME) – someone who knows that the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) applies to virtually all background check reports, […]

Negligent Hiring – The Million Dollar Mistake

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One million dollars… What is it besides a lot of money for the average person? From 1992 to 2001, the average cost to settle a negligent hiring lawsuit was roughly one million dollars. And that is conservative. The highest award in the United States for a negligent hiring case was $26.5 million, a substantially higher […]

The Value of a Background Screening Policy

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It is the responsibility of every organization to provide a safe and secure environment for its employees and extended workforce. One critical step in this process is a written employment screening policy which outlines the organization’s standard background screening procedures. This policy may reside within your corporate security policy or stand alone. If you do […]

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How to Avoid Six Common Errors in Background Screening

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Despite the growing popularity of employment background screening and the technology that has made it an accessible tool, organizations may still make a lot of mistakes in their screening procedures and practices. These errors can leave companies vulnerable to the things they are doing background screening to avoid – negligent hiring, violence, and the presence of sex offenders, terrorists, substance abusers or other types of criminal behavior in the workplace. Here are some of the common mistakes to avoid.