Background Screening Steps That Can Reduce Your Risk of a Bad Hire

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Thorough background checks are a fundamental measure that employers can take to help minimize the risk of negligent hiring claims and other potential sources of liability that can follow and flow from employee misconduct.

Despite the increase in litigation against employers regarding the technical rules for obtaining background reports and the proliferation of so-called “ban the box” laws, there remain strong reasons for conducting thorough background checks.

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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5 Benefits of Background Screening by Staffing Agencies

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With many organizations still uncertain about the economic outlook, employers may be reluctant to meet immediate headcount needs by filling necessary positions with permanent employees. As a result, many organizations are turning to contingent or temporary workers to meet this demand for staffing. According to a study by Intuit, by the year 2020, contingent workers […]