Employment Law

Do Criminal Records Have an Expiry Date?

A criminal record is simply information that’s kept about a person’s arrests and convictions. State, local and federal authorities store and use them for many purposes. They can be used for identification and to locate possible suspects in unsolved cases. Courts can also use criminal records to determine sentences for…

The Legal Implications of Background Screening Potential Employees

Employers are allowed to commission or gather background information on current and potential employees, including criminal background checks. However, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) maintains strict rules governing the procedures employers must follow for background checks and what information they can access. The employee must be notified…