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December 20 2017

JPM's employee screening failures offer lessons in background checks, records

Reuters reports that the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has fined J.P. Morgan Chase & Co  $1.25 million ffor lapses in background checks shows the importance to compliance of ensuring proper employee screening.

FINRA fined J.P. Morgan Securities for incomplete background checks on 95 percent of its non-registered associate employees from January 2009 through May 2017. The failures violated regulatory imperatives and prevented the firm from determining whether these persons would have been otherwise disqualified from working at the firm.