October BTW: Who Should Have Access to Background Check Results?

Nick Fishman

Compliance in Background Checks

For those interested in staying up-to-date with the latest in compliance for pre-employment background screening and the laws that affect your use of employment background checks, follow our publication, BTW: Your Guide to Staying Out of Hot Water.” This compliance resource has been created by our VP of Compliance and General Counsel, Angela Preston, and is a must-read for human resources and security professionals.

In October’s issue of By The Way, we’re introducing “Ask Angela,” an opportunity for our readers to submit compliance questions to Angela. This month, Angela responds to the question, “Who should have access to background check results?” Read Angela’s response here as she addresses the who, when and why of this question. To submit your question, write to askangela@employeescreen.com, and you might find a response in our next issue of BTW.

In our second article, Counting to Seven: The 7 Year Rule for Reporting Adverse Information on a Background Check, Angela discusses the confusion in the seven year rule for reporting adverse information on criminal background checks. With the question in mind, “When does the clock really start?” Angela lays out the different sides to the argument of when the seven year count begins and how this rule ultimately affects employers.

Lastly, with ban the box spreading its reach both nationally and internationally, Angela gives an update on the latest locations that have enacted legislation, Ban the Box Here and Abroad: Illinois Says “Yes,” UK Next Up.

View this month’s issue here:

Compliance in Employment Background Checks

To ask Angela a compliance question, submit your question to: askangela@employeescreen.com.


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Nick Fishman

Nick Fishman is the co-founder of EmployeeScreenIQ, a leading, global employment background screening provider, and serves as the company’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. He pioneered the creation of EmployeeScreen University, the #1 educational resource on employment background checks for human resources, security and risk management professionals. A recognized industry expert, Nick is a frequent author, presenter and contributor to the news media. Nick is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio and Texas.
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