Cannabis businesses have an interest in protecting their product from theft and are concerned about providing a safe workplace for their employees and the public.
In some states, laws may require dispensaries to conduct a specific background check on their employees. Absent a requirement to conduct a background check, dispensaries should have a comprehensive screening program in place to mitigate the risk of negligent hiring and ensure a safe workplace.
Employment Screening Resources (ESR) helps marijuana dispensaries to identify the types of background checks that are suitable for them based local and state laws as well as the unique operating environment.
The background screening landscape is fraught with local, state and federal (FTC/CFPB) laws in addition to Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) considerations.
ESR Helps Cannabis Dispensaries To:
- Navigate local and state background screening requirements.
- Ensure a compliant disclosure and consent process for the applicant.
- Be informed about EEOC guidance on the compliant use of Criminal records.
- Understand which states prohibit the use of credit reports in hiring decisions.
- Ensure a compliant adverse action process.
- Provide an easy, mobile friendly process for applicants complete their background check.
Background checks help cannabis organizations to effectively mitigate risk and comply with the law.
Contact ESR today to learn how we service the unique needs of this industry.
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