Looking into a candidate’s criminal record history is also an important aspect of background screening. However, laws regulating criminal record checks vary from state to state, and any violation of these laws, whether knowingly or unknowingly, can make an employer legally liable too. To ensure that the appropriate protocols are followed when conducting background checks, it is best to rely on a reputable employment screening service for help, so that overall compliance and hiring risks get mitigated properly.

With business environment today, employers can’t risk hiring just any job candidate who shows promise, without validation. If businesses want to hire the ideal employees and avoid liability, they need to conduct a comprehensive background screening of all candidates and third party vendors. To ensure the screening process is compliant with local and state laws, employers can depend on efficient background screening services like The Accu-Facts Company, operating since 1986.

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Even if trucking business owners did not have prior knowledge about an employee’s previous brushes with the law, they can still be held liable for a road accident under employer negligence policies or under vicarious liability type circumstances too. Any company who hires a worker for driving duties is obligated to ensure that the said worker is a responsible driver who won’t put other motorists in danger, by his or her actions or previous bad driving history. Business owners or managers who are unfamiliar with the methods to conduct a comprehensive record search can rely on a public record search service like The Accu-Facts Company.

Owners of trucking companies, or any other similar business using drivers, have an obligation to hire not only skillful and well-trained drivers, but drivers free of major traffic violations as well. By doing this, they can reduce the risks of road accidents due to the driver’s error or negligence, while they have mitigated their liability concerns with the utmost due diligence.

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An applicant’s credit report may as well be a goldmine of information for the employer. While the resume should be a good place to start for getting to know an applicant, statistics do show that at least 40 percent of information in a resume is false. Should the employer decide to expand the background check to include the applicant’s credit report, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) states that the employer must first ask for the applicant’s permission.
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