Employers often conduct background checks
to confirm information provided by applicants during the hiring process.
To appropriately balance an employer's “need to know” with an employee's
privacy and equal employment opportunity rights, many federal and
state laws regulate the type and amount of information employers may
obtain about a job applicant or employee. Before conducting background
investigations, employers should be fully aware of the requirements
under applicable law and ensure that their preemployment screening
practices are in compliance.
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