When it comes to background checks and employment screening, there are more rules and laws than ever regulating what information an employer is legally allowed to consider in the hiring process, when they can consider it, and what action can be taken.
In this article, I’ll share three key areas of compliance where employers need to take special care when running background checks and provide compliance best practices to help you follow the law and mitigate risk.
New Laws Affect Employment Screening in Three Key Areas:
- Medicinal and recreational marijuana and its impact on workplace policies
- State and local laws restricting inquiries into candidates’ salary and credit histories
- Ban-the-box initiatives in local jurisdictions where employers need to juggle local, state, and federal requirements for criminal history inquiries