O'Reilly logo

Background Screening and Investigations by W. Barry Nixon, Kim Kerr

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

2 Legal Issues in Background Checks

Robert S. Blumberg, Robert P. Hennessy

This chapter is to provide an overview of some of the main legal issues concerning the use of background checks, primarily focused on the use by employers and prospective employers. First, this chapter describes some of the basic legal requirements involved in properly conducting backgrounds checks. Second, the chapter discusses some of the considerations that face companies when contemplating whether to conduct background screening. Third, this chapter addresses the legal implications for properly conducting background checks, including the consequences for violating background check laws. Finally, it addresses some of the reasons why conducting background checks is ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required