By: Sheila Gladstone and Elizabeth Hernandez
Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C.’s
Employment Law Practice Group
If your business is like most, you probably spend at least a small amount of time researching job candidates before you hire them. After all, your employees are the face of your business in the eyes of clients and the public; they are trusted to protect your business’ goodwill; they know your trade secrets; and they can put your business in hot water when it comes to liability. Because employees have a great deal of power, more than 90 percent of employers nationwide conduct criminal background checks on job candidates.
The practice remains legal, but recent...