Employers conduct variety of background checks on employees and applicants depending on the level of hire and the duties performed. Of the background checks that employers conduct, which category of employees should receive the most rigorous background checks –the CEO, Comptroller, Treasurer? All worthy choices. 

As the Edward Snowden NSA leak teaches, those who have broad access

Many employers understand the need for having a neutral reference policy (i.e., a policy whereby only dates of employments, positions held and sometimes last salary is disclosed). The policies help prevent and defend against potential defamation claims by former employees. Last week, I attended a panel discussion on Post Employment Conduct by Employers and Employees:  Not the

Recently I wrote about ADP’s 12th Annual Screening Index summarizing employment screening and hiring trends.  Employers using third-party background screening services must remember to comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act’s (FCRA) procedures prior to using consumer reports, in whole or in part, employment taking employment actions.  Moreover, while Texas has no specific statutes governing use of consumer

This month ADP released its 12th Annual Screening Index report summarizing its evaluation of employment screening and hiring trends.  The summary was gleaned from nearly 5.5. million individual background checks and 1.7 million criminal background checks performed during calender year 2008.  The Screening Index:noted several interesting data points: