Garen Dodge penned this article on what employers should think about when conducting background checks for employees. There's some interesting stuff in here, such as:
However, the FCRA does not apply if the employer conducts background checks internally - such as where interviews are conducted directly by employees of the human resources department. For example, a reference verified by the employer - rather than by an outside company retained for this purpose - is not subject to the statute.
The article does a nice job of walking through all the relevant legal issues. Good stuff, people. Good stuff.
The Compliance Guy was watching a film with Tom Cruise this weekend. In the movie, Tom Cruise spent some time running at full speed. Which movie, you may ask? It doesn't matter. I challenge you to think of a movie in which Mr. Cruise does not sprint at some point. Seriously. Just try it.