In today’s society, most all businesses conduct pre-employment background screenings of some sort upon making a conditional offer of employment. As there are many labor and legal entities involved in various laws and regulations, it is important to make an informed decision and comply with all related laws.
Know all the laws pertaining to employment background screenings
Laws may vary from state to state so knowing the local and federal laws governing background screenings is crucial. Consulting with an attorney or professional screening company to establish or manage your procedures will help to ensure the policies comply with the laws. Violation of the laws can result in steep fines and penalties.
There are many components that must be considered for a pre-employment background screening.
Large companies including hotel chains have found themselves faced with multi-million dollar fines, penalties and settlements even though they thought they were in compliance.
Seek professional advice
Some companies require a general credit report as part of the background screening process. Obtaining the employment candidate’s written consent before requesting any such information is required.
Note: The language in the consent and release form must be in total compliance with the law.
NHLA hosts background screening webinar
Background screening is a complex matter and requires education, experience and knowledge of the many laws and regulations governing the process. The Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association is offering a free webinar for members on January 27 at 11:00 a.m. presented by Predictive Leadership Solutions.
“So you think you are compliant” will address many of the important steps involved for legal compliance. Move into 2015 with the resources and knowledge to ensure your company is in compliance when it conducts employee background screening. Register.