background checks

Starting November 1, 2013, a newly mandated City of Seattle ‘second chance’ ordinance requires that employers change the way in which they ask about and use the criminal conviction history of its job applicants and employees. The goal of the new ordinance is to give those convicted, arrested, or charged with a crime a chance…

Do you require prospective employees to undergo a background investigation? Do you have concerns regarding a candidate’s right to privacy? These are serious considerations to take into account while establishing a company’s policy on pre-employment background investigations. Recent wisdom suggests that it is better to create guidelines around how your organization will handle adverse information…