Attorney General Maura Healey is now enforcing the state of Massachusetts’ “Ban-the-Box” law, which prohibits employers in the state from inquiring about applicants’ previous criminal convictions on the employment application.

There are many factors that may result in delayed background checks received from a consumer reporting agency (CRA). Common reasons include international screening, employment and education verification, validation of public records, and required searches such as live scan and fingerprint.

NAPBS published the results of its second national survey (commissioned HR.com to facilitate the survey) asking over 2,137 human resource professionals about employment background checks. With an emphasis in global economic growth, employers are highlighting the safety of employees and their bottom line.
When you are screening employees, there are many regulations that limit what questions you can ask. These laws vary by state, and the punishment for violating these screening regulations can be severe! It is imperative that you download this free cheat sheet that outlines exactly what questions you are not allowed to ask new hires.
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