Category: Best Practics

Best Practices Using Criminal Records for Employment

By Sandra Shinn
March 12, 2015 Category • Criminal Records, Criminal Background Checks, Best Practics

This article is written in an effort to better assist our clients with the ever-changing nature of compliance with the federal and state laws as they pertain to criminal background checks. Although we are not offering legal advice, further researching the following discussion points is definitely worthy of merit. Our goal is to be a guide for employers so they may benefit from having a qualified, competent and safe workplace; promoting diversity in the workplace; contributing to safe and secure communities; and limiting liability under federal and state laws (NELP). Our purpose is to save employers from having a disruptive workforce while simultaneously avoiding costly lawsuits. First, why criminal check your applicants and employees? As Ronald Reagan said to the Soviets, Trust, but verify. Employers run criminal checks to ensure safety and security in the workplace. Your employees will not be subjected to violence, substance abuse or theft. Running criminal checks will increase productivity