Tag Archives: Background check

Are employers required to check applicants against a terrorist list prior to hiring?

Question: Are employers required to check applicants against a terrorist list prior to hiring them? Answer: Not necessarily, and it depends on the industry in which you work. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) publishes a list of names …
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FCRA Changes For 2013

Question: Can you explain the FCRA changes that will be effective January 1, 2013? Answer:  The FCRA (Federal Credit Reporting Act) is a “federal law that imposes requirements on employers who use third party Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRA’s) to obtain …
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Pre-Employment Testing

My manager asked me to look into various pre-employment testing options for new hires. Why do we need this?
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Taking the Proper Steps when Making an Adverse Employment Decision

A background check that we conducted on a potential hire came back with a felony conviction. Do I still have to hire this individual if he/she is otherwise qualified?
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When to Complete a Background Check

When hiring a new employee should an employer have an interviewee complete a background check form after the interview or after an offer?
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Consumer Reports – Ensuring Compliance with FCRA

Our company has just started completing background checks on new hires. The vendor who provides our background checks has a notice posted on their website reminding users to follow up with candidates according to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). We don’t do credit checks on new hires – does this apply to us? What do we need to do?
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Notifying Employees About the Use of Background Checks in Hiring Decisions

We recently received a “bad” background check and decided not to hire an individual based on the information reported in the background check. Do we need to give the candidate our reason for our decision?
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What to Know About Pre-Employment Background Checks

What are the laws concerning pre-employment background checks? Does the employee have to sign an authorization, or can the employer just tell them that they are going to run their Social Security Number “through the system” (as in a mere verbal agreement)? If the employee does have a felony, can the employer find out what type it is?
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