EmployeeScreenIQ Weekly Wrap Up: March 21, 2014
March 21, 2014
This week’s wrap up has it all—from background checks in the state of Illinois, to a recent agreement between four background screening companies and the New York Attorney General, to our new article with 5 steps to compliance when your candidate has a criminal record. As always, subscribe to our blog to receive immediate updates on the latest news and trends in the background screening industry.
The state of Illinois has it going on when it comes to employment background checks. Unlike its border state Michigan, there are very few obstacles to conducting criminal background checks. There are no counties that mandate clerk research, and court access fees are few, inexpensive, and far between. Read More
Last week a press release from the New York Attorney General’s office raised some eyebrows about background screening practices—not an uncommon headline these days. According to the release “Four of the nation’s largest background check agencies” entered into an agreement with New York A.G. Eric T. Schneiderman concerning compliance with New York laws designed to protect job applicants from discrimination. Read More
For most companies, it goes without saying that you should conduct employment background checks to verify education and employment, confirm credentials, and search criminal history. However, when the background check results come in and a criminal record is found on your candidate’s background check—what steps should you take? Read More