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Workplace Background Check Trends for 2021

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Workplace Background Check Trends for 2021

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Louis R. Lessig, Brown & Connery, LLP partner

AJ Griffin, Paycom’s director of government and community affairs

The pre-employment screening process — criminal background checks, credit checks and so on — is crucial to many organizations’ ability to bring in reliable talent. But the laws that govern that process exist in an often surprising state of flux, with the year to come being no exception.

From the “ban the box” movement (to eliminate criminal history from consideration in job applications) to changing drug laws (including medical use, decriminalization or legalization of marijuana in an ever-growing number of states), the way we think about pre-employment screening continues to evolve.

In this episode of HR Break Room®, employment law expert Louis Lessig and Paycom director of government and community affairs AJ Griffin join host Caleb Masters to discuss:

  • key pre-employment screening trends to watch for as we head into a new year, including “ban the box,” drug protocols and prohibitions on inquiring about salary history
  • the importance of staying in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • the role of technology in an efficient, forward-thinking screening process

 

Learn more about emerging compliance trends to watch headed into the new year, including pre-employment screenings, by attending our upcoming webinar, Workplace Compliance Trends 2021: Staying Ready for What’s Next.
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