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Employer's Guide to Using Arrest and Conviction Records and State Laws

While federal law does not prohibit employers from asking about a potential employee's criminal...

FMCSA Clearinghouse: Answers to frequently asked questions

The FMCSA Clearinghouse is an online database that contains information about violations of...

3 Ways to use technology to improve background check turnaround time

Your goal as the recruiter is to find and hire the most qualified candidate for your open...

What multi-state employers need to know about state drug testing laws

The creation and maintenance of a compliant drug and alcohol testing policy is essential for...

Which States Have Ban-The-Box Laws?

There are now 36 states and over 150 cities with ban-the-box laws in some form or another. This...

How Ban-the-Box impacts your hiring process

Ban-the-Box is a grassroots movement that seeks to remove potential discrimination in hiring...

How to Conduct Individualized Assessments in Background Checks

In 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), under Title VII of the Civil Rights...

What you need to know about sex offender background checks

Performing criminal background checks is an essential aspect of the hiring process. It can help...

What is a National Criminal Background Check?

Before you hire someone, it is important to conduct a thorough background check to verify that...

What is the difference between a county and statewide criminal search?

Most background checks involve some criminal history search; however, the term "criminal...

New options for Marijuana Testing in the Workplace

Drug testing and marijuana in the workplace is a complicated topic that continues to get more...

An Adverse Action Guide for Employers

If your organization uses background checks to qualify candidates for employment, chances are...

What Employers Need to Know about FCRA Compliance

Background checks provide information from various sources, including credit reports, criminal...