This is a re-post from the Insperity,com blog.  I’m sharing this because as an employer, you have to be extremely careful how you perform background checks.  You may want to consider using a professional service to keep you out of hot water.

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While background screenings can provide valuable insight on your applicants, it’s vital that these investigations and subsequent hiring decisions are handled with great care to comply with applicable laws and EEOC guidelines. If mishandled, your business could face hefty penalties.

Here’s a quick rundown of employment screening blunders you’ll want to avoid.

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