How far back do background checks go?

Background checks can vary in how far back they go, depending on the type of check, its purpose, and the laws that apply. For instance, a background check for a job usually looks into your criminal history from the past seven years. The ‘seven years rule’ refers to the standard that many background check companies […]

At a glance: hiring employees in USA

Excerpted from a Morgan Lewis Blog by Claire M. Lesikar and Michael D. Schlemmer Background checks Are there any restrictions or prohibitions against background checks on applicants? Does it make a difference if an employer conducts its own checks or hires a third party? Federal law does not generally restrict background checks of applicants and […]

Background Screening 101 – the end of summer edition!

It’s hard to believe, but the long, hot summer is coming to an end. With that, let’s cover a few basics about background screening or, as we like to call it – our latest edition of “Background Screening 101.” What’s the law? Specifically, federal law does not restrict background checks of applicants and employees as […]

EEOC provides guidance on Artificial Intelligence in hiring and disability discrimination

Excerpted from a Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP Blog by Mark Brossman, Ronald Richman, Max Garfield, Scott Gold, Donna Lazarus and Ayumi Berstein The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued a technical assistance document regarding the use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools in employment decisions with a focus on disability discrimination claims that may […]