The best way to determine what someone may be bringing into your business or personal life is a background check. Today, background checks are essential in protecting your company from civil liability, your employees from being victim of criminal activity, or your family or loved ones from becoming victim of violence, theft, fraud, or identity theft.
The United States government is currently implementing laws to prohibit employees from asking potential employees questions about any criminal history on job applications. However, this does not prevent employers from conducting a background check, to include a criminal history, to protect your company interests, and to protect employees from becoming victim of criminal actions by someone not properly vetted. It is imperative that you realize your negligence in not performing a background check will hold you legally responsible for civil damages.