Three Background Check Best Practices for 2015

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by Robert Yonowitz, Esq. and Bethanie Barnes, Esq, Fisher & Phillips LLP. If 2013 and 2014 serve as any indicator of what is to come, we expect that employers should anticipate the passage of more employment background laws in the 2015 legislative season. Within the last two years, there has been a notable increase in […]

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4 Best Practices for Thorough Criminal and Public Record Checks

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Background checks would be simpler if one all-encompassing database housed every piece of relevant information an employer needs to make an informed hiring decision. But, unfortunately, that resource does not exist. Nor is there a standardized checklist an organization can follow to ensure its searches return all the information necessary to fully evaluate a given […]

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The Myth of the National Criminal Database

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If you’re a fan of movie or TV crime dramas, then you’re probably familiar with that one moment that always seems to happen in these works of fiction—when the lead detective orders a junior officer to “run a background check on the suspect” and, amazingly, a few clicks of the keyboard later, they’ve got everything […]