Background Check HR Knowledge continually provides information to the Human Resource community concerning issues of importance on employee screening, and general background check knowledge. Please check back often to find the latest industry news and trends. Our goal is to help you maximize your benefits when you choose to manage your pre-employment verification needs.

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State Law for Criminal Background Checks
State laws and their impact on use of criminal records for employment purposes

General Considerations
These are some tips to consider prior to performing background checks or making a negative employment decision.

Get the Best Results from Criminal Background Checks
By following a few simple precautions when you enter information about a job applicant, you can be assured that you will receive the best available results from your criminal searches.

Facts About Age Discrimination
Learn more about the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA).

Asking for Date of Birth
Many employers are under the impression that asking for Date of Birth is prohibited; it’s not.

EEOC Notice Number 915.002 10/10/95
This document provides the EEOC’s position under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 on pre-employment disability-related questions and medical examinations.

Recruiting, Interviewing and Hiring
We have developed guidelines to assist you in the hiring process.

California AB #655 Amended
Assembly Bills 1068 and 2868 have amended the controversial AB 655 in California. No longer does a copy of the report need to be automatically sent to every applicant but the applicant does need to be given the opportunity to request a copy via a check box on the Release Form. Click on the links below to view the text of either bill. If you are a California employer, please visit the forms section for a new Inquiry Release Form.

AB 1068 PDF
AB 2868 PDF