Recently, Chuck E. Cheese settled for $1.75M for conducting unauthorized background checks on its employees. While employees had agreed to the check, the form permitting the checks was not the type required by law, illustrating how rigorous the rules are to conduct background or credit checks on employees.
Attorney Erin Mindoro, principal at Berger Kahn, has been ahead of this issue, watching as it unfolds into a conversation extending far beyond any particular industry or sector of the economy, offering tips on:
•What you should know if you want to do a background check since the requirements are strenuous.
•How to best set up your policy and to make sure it holds up under scrutiny.