Employer’s Compliance Guide with the Fair Credit Report Act and State Background Check Laws
Just how valuable is your most valuable asset – your workforce? Background checks help determine fitness and character for new hires, promotions and when circumstances may dictate investigating a matter or employee.
Employers can rely on reports from a variety of sources, including governmental agencies, schools and credit agencies. These include credit reports, criminal history reports, motor vehicle reports, education verification, professional licensing and sanctions reports, and similar information and reports (“background screens”) from third-party companies. Anytime you obtain and use these reports, you must follow procedures specified by the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and, increasingly, “fair chance” and other laws imposed by states and municipalities. Many sample forms on the market today simply don’t properly account for these legal complexities.
fpSOLUTIONS Employer’s Compliance Guide with the Fair Credit Report Act and State Background Check Laws is designed with employers in mind. We ensure you have the relevant and legally compliant background check necessary for the positions you are hiring for. fpSolutions’ comprehensive packet properly provides an overview of an employer’s responsibilities under the FCRA and state-specific requirements including California’s Investigative Consumer Reporting Agency Act (ICRAA), as well as sample forms to use in obtaining the background screening reports you need. The packet also includes documentation you can use when revoking a conditional offer of employment, terminating employment or taking other adverse action against an individual based on their background screen result.
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