Roughly over a month ago, the EEOC revised and clarified its recommendations and standards for background checks. Yet, as NPR pointed out this week, even the new standards don’t pose enough limits on employers. The potential results are companies delving too far into a search, potential employees being excluded from too many opportunities, and criminal…

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Background checks are a standard employment procedure. While pre-employment screenings are familiar, employee background checks – also called “routine background checks” – are also conducted but are not as common. Employee background checks for local Navy contactors in Virginia, however, resulted in many workers losing their jobs. At the same time, the company, LB&B, provided…

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