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With the recent proliferation in gun violence and the national debate surrounding it, employers are growing even more cognizant of the potentially severe ramifications of hiring or retaining an employee with a questionable background. When undesirable employees slip through the cracks of the pre-employment vetting process, they can saddle a company with enormous liability and pose a risk to customers and the workplace. Employers can use background checks on job applicants and current employees to prevent potential problems. However, most background checks are highly regulated by federal and state law, which dictate:

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