Tag Archives: Criminal background check

Why You Should be Running Criminal Background Checks

by Renee Mielnicki, Esq. We review and create a lot of employee handbooks so the subject of criminal backgrounds checks comes up regularly.  We are frequently asked if we think employers should run criminal background checks before hiring employees.  Since … Continue reading

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Armed and Dangerous: How are Employers to Respond?

by Renee Mielnicki, Esq. Watching the news lately is surreal. The recent attacks in Paris and San Bernardino have a lot of us thinking both personally and professionally about the issue of guns and violence. In Allegheny County, PA, the … Continue reading

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Is your background check process criminal?

by Laura Pokrzywa At the beginning of the 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was mixing it up with Pepsi Beverages Co. The issue? Pepsi was arbitrarily screening out all applicants whose background check revealed an arrest, whether or … Continue reading

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