Employment Background Checks & Drug Testing

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Find out what employers can legally learn about you in the hiring process.

As technology advances, more and more information about us is collected and accessible to anyone who wants to know. Credit reports, rap sheets, medical records -- it's all available to anyone who has the means to find it. But the law places some limits on what kind of information an employer can gather about applicants and employees, and how it can be gathered. The articles in this section explain the rules for background checks, testing, drug tests, and more.