Sleuthing 101
Background Checks and The Law

Unique Approaches And Prospectives On Conducting Background Checks And Providing Pre-Employment Screening Services

By Barry Nadell

If you conduct any type of background check, Sleuthing 101 is a must have work. In clear and easy to understand language, the author brings you a unique seven point step program that employers and pre-employment screeners can use can right now to avoid a bad hire.

This manual covers what you need to know about Federal Law, State Law, and more including:

• FCRA Disclosure Requirements
• Adverse Action Requirements
• New Workplace Investigations Legislation
• Federal Employment Law Summaries
• Complying with the EEOC
• State Background Screening Laws Summarized
• Drug Testing Laws of Every State
• State Specific Language for Employment Applications
• Special Section on State Legislation in the Home Healthcare Industry

And it shows you in step-by-step detail the hows and the whys of conducting background checks in the first place including:

• Why should every employer background screen job applicants?
• What are the federal laws you must know?
• What state laws should you comply with?
• What information is available?
• How should you use the information obtained?
• Where do you start?

Table of Contents:
Background Checks Can Prevent Violence-and protect your company as well
A few examples of what Background checks reveal
A cautionary word about temporary employees
Theories of negligent hiring and retention liability
Falsified employment applications and Identification
Employee Theft and Lawsuits
Background Checks Reduce Turnover Costs
The Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act
FCRA Rules to Follow
Legally Permissible Purposes for Background Checks
The Federal Trade Commission
Step to Take Prior to Performing a Background Check
Use the Disclosure Form to Compare Background Screening Companies
Workplace Investigations
Electronic Signatures
Adverse Action
Time Frames for Criminal Reports
Accuracy of Reports
Information that is Available
Other Types of Searches
Background Checks Required by Law
7 Free Steps and Employer Can Take Immediately
Employment Applications
Questions and Answers
State Laws and Suggested State Reviews
Criminal Background Screening for the Health Care Industry
States with Drug Testing Laws
Some Critical Definitions
Guide for developing and Application for Employment
Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act
Notice to Users of Consumer Reports-Obligations of Users Under the FCRA
Federal Employment Law Summaries

About the Author
Barry J. Nadell is President and Co-founder of InfoLink Screening Services, Inc., a national background screening company in its 10th year servicing clients nationwide. Barr is a recognized expert on background screening and has had the pleasure of speaking at the national and regional conventions for organizations like the Society for Human resource Management, the American Society for Industrial Security, the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, the National Human Resource Association, Professionals In Human Resources, and more. He has been interviewed on several television shows including ABC News with Peter Jennings and The Bloomberg Report, has written several featured articles, has been quoted in newspapers and magazines, and has been interviewed on over 100 live talk radio programs.

What readers are saying.....

"This booklet provides a simplified guide to conduct sound business practices while avoiding the legal pitfalls of labor law."
Walt Kainz, CPP, CFE
National Director of Corporate Security

"Sleuthing 101 offers an easy to read and understandable guide that addresses the full realm of laws that deal with background screening."
W. Barry Nixon, SPHR
The National Institute for the Prevention of Workplace Violence, Inc.
"This book will prove to be a very useful and powerful resource for employers."
Michael Sankey, CEO
BRB Publications

"Sleuthing 101 is the only work of its kind that combines everything you need to know in one easy to understand format. As a ready reference, you will have a handy guide and a guiding hand for your hiring practices."
Paul Falcone
Author, Instructor and Internationally Recognized Speaker on Human Resources Issues

Sleuthing 101 contains highly vital information you need now in order to conduct successful background investigations and provide pre-employment screening services. Aside from the unique approaches and prospective of the techniques used by a highly successful pre-employment screener, this handbook also hands you the vital knowledge and know-how you need when it comes to laws as it relates to background checks and pre-employment screening. 179 pages. $19.95

Sleuthing 101- Background Checks and The Law
by Barry Nadell $19.95


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