BACKGROUND SCREENING ALABAMA
Here are some news about background screening in Alabama:
- The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) has announced that it will be expanding its background check program to include all applicants for state-issued licenses and permits. The program will begin in January 2023 and will require all applicants to undergo a background check before they can be issued a license or permit. The background check will include a criminal history check, a credit check, and a verification of education and employment.
- The Alabama Attorney General’s Office has announced that it will be cracking down on businesses that use background checks to discriminate against job applicants. The office has launched an investigation into several businesses that have allegedly used background checks to screen out applicants based on their race, religion, or national origin.
- The Alabama Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that it will be holding a public hearing on the use of background checks in employment. The hearing will be held on February 25, 2023, in Montgomery. The EEOC is seeking public input on the use of background checks in employment, including the potential for discrimination.
- These are just a few of the news stories about background screening in Alabama today. As you can see, background screening is a hot topic in Alabama, and it is likely to continue to be so in the years to come.
- In addition to the news stories above, here are some other things to keep in mind about background screening in Alabama:
- Alabama employers are required to get the consent of job applicants before conducting a background check.
- Alabama employers are prohibited from using background checks to discriminate against job applicants based on their race, religion, national origin, age, or disability.
- Alabama employers are required to provide job applicants with a copy of their background check report before making a hiring decision.
- Alabama employers are required to take steps to protect the privacy of job applicants’ personal information.