At the height of the shutdown, approximately 40 million Americans were out of work. With the economy in various stages of reopening, millions of employees are wondering if their employers will require them to get tested for the coronavirus in order to come back to work. Millions of others may be asked to test on an ongoing basis, even if they were never furloughed, because testing is far more widely available now. Can they do it?
In 2020, employment background checks are trending to increasing complexity, added controversy about screening social media behavior, and the need to ensure corporate compliance with important new laws that vary by state and sometimes even by city. Stay abreast of these changes to ensure your human resources policies are current and in the know.