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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

THE EEOC's New "Guidance" on Employment Background Screening.

About the author:
Brad Jones is President of Background Screening Consultants LLC (DBA, an applicant background screening and drug testing firm in Chicago. Brad has worked with hundreds of corporations, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies to establish F.C.R.A compliant applicant screening protocols since 1996. Prior to being fully engaged with the background screening industry, Brad specialized in fraud investigations and complex due diligence related to corporate acquisitions at Investigative Research Consultants Inc, a detective agency in Chicago. Brad is an active member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners as well as a Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce member, serving on the Health and Wellness Coalition as well as the Workplace Well-Being Committee.  Brad can be reached at or 312.985.5010 x113

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