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“Supreme Court Nomination Process Calls Attention to Role of Background Checks When Hiring Workers,” Forbes

In a Forbes article about how employee background checks can help companies avoid a crisis, Columbus-based Partner Mariel Smith advises business leaders to consult a legal professional to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations: “It is very important for employers and HR professionals to consult an employment attorney if they have any questions regarding the types of convictions and/or the age of the convictions when making a determination of whether to onboard someone,” she said.

“There are many legal guidelines to consider when obtaining criminal background checks. One should be very careful in the manner in which they obtain this information, ensure that it is kept confidential, and disposed over properly, for example,” she advised.

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