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June 28 2018

What can employers do with regards to background checks?

A new document, the International Background Screening Essentials Guide, from Mayer Brown from the International Background Screening Resource Center, details how criminal records, medical history, drug screening, credit checks, social media, immigration status, and information found during job applications.  It also incorporates new "at-a-glance" traffic lights for each region, highlighting whether background checks are standard practice, unusual or prohibited in a particular jurisdiction.

Background checks are a critical part of the recruitment process. Employers with a global presence often seek to harmonize recruitment policies across different jurisdictions but addressing the many regulations around background checks can be challenging.

The Global Guide to Background Checks provides an overview of both the legal and practical issues relating to background checks in 50 key countries.