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Employer Beware!... 3 Reasons Not To Conduct Pre-offer Background Checks

Posted by Stacy Prewitt on August 23, 2016

Conducting background checks can reveal key information about employees that strongly indicates how they may perform on the job. However, the timing of when to take this step isn't always clear. While some employers might think that it’s a good idea to request a background check for every candidate that submits a job application, it’s really not to the employer’s advantage.

Consider these 3 factors when conducting background checks on your potential candidates. 

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Topics: Background Checks, EEOC, Hiring Compliance, Interview Process, Criminal Record, Age Discrimination, Lawsuit, Disclosure & Authorization Form, Adverse Action

Date of Birth, Age Discrimination and Background Checks

Posted by admin on October 31, 2011


Employers perform background checks on their prospective new hires, but there are rules and regulations that were meant to prevent employers from asking job applicants for information that would identify their ages. The dilemma is that employers need to ask for a date of birth in order to check their applicants’ background, and this has been disallowed by federal law as well as state law.

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Topics: HR Compliance, Background Checks, Age Discrimination

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