In Michigan, employers are allowed to conduct background screenings on potential employees, but there are some restrictions on what information can be obtained and how it can be used.
Employers can obtain information about a potential employee's criminal history, driving record, education, and employment history. They can also obtain information about a potential employee's credit history, but only if the position is for a job that involves handling money or other sensitive financial information.
Employers can use the information they obtain in a background screening to make hiring decisions, but they cannot discriminate against a potential employee on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
Exemptions from background screening laws?
There are a few exemptions to the background screening laws in Michigan. For example, employers are not required to conduct background screenings on employees who are only working for them for a short period of time, such as temporary or seasonal employees. Additionally, employers are not required to conduct background screenings on employees who are working in certain industries, such as the arts or entertainment industry.
Employers can conduct background screenings themselves or they can hire a third-party company such as Intelligents ETV to do it for them,. If an employer chooses to conduct the background screening themselves, they must follow the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA is a federal law that regulates the use of credit reports and other personal information.
If an employer chooses to hire a third-party company to conduct the background screening, they must make sure that the company is reputable and that it follows all applicable laws.
If a potential employee finds inaccurate information on a background screening report, they can dispute the information with the company that provided the report. The company must investigate the dispute and correct any inaccurate information.
The background screening laws in Michigan are designed to protect both employers and employees. Employers can use background screenings to make informed hiring decisions, but they cannot discriminate against potential employees on the basis of protected characteristics. Employees have the right to dispute inaccurate information on background screening reports.
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