The FCRA doesn't regulate how employers use background checks but instead regulates the hoops through which an employer must jump to use legally obtain them.
This case has very little to do with the legality of criminal background checks and everything about two litigants buying off the risk of a trial.
Background screening is a lucrative industry for providers, but it could be a costly endeavor for companies that don’t know or follow local laws.
The same poll found that 35 percent of hiring managers who use social media to screen applicants have sent friend requests or otherwise attempted to connect with applicants online.
Many states restrict employers from making hiring decisions based on criminal convictions unrelated to the suitability for the job, and careful review of those regulations is a must.Read More
A bad hire is extremely costly especially for executives and other high-level professionals, one executive said. It really pays for companies to check references.Read More
Despite increasing regulations, more companies are performing background checks, and advances in technology have made them more accessible to small and midsize employers
Hear what Jon Hyman had to say on WCPN about the Ban the Box movement. Read More
Use of background information can disproportionately affect people of various racial and ethnic backgrounds, along with gender. This could expose an employer to liability.Read More
This case is less about whether credit histories disparately impact African Americans than it is about how the EEOC chose to prove its case.Read More