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New Regulations Impacting Employment Screening in New York

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  New York City (NYC) has passed two new regulations in recent months that place additional responsibilities on employers conducting employment background checks. These laws are now coming into effect and employers should be prepared to comply with both: Limits to the use of credit checks We had previously discussed Bill 261-A, which limits the […]

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Components of an Employee Credit Check

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Employee Credit Checks on job candidates may be valuable to many employers as they seek further insight into a prospective employee as it relates to their ability to perform for the position to which they are being considered. Where legally permissible, employers hiring for a financial position, or a job where the potential employee may be […]

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Does Your Background Check Provider Comply With 3 Key Provisions of the FCRA?

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The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a United States federal law that protects the accuracy and privacy of the information found in consumer reports, such as credit reports and criminal histories. As an employer, you may obtain consumer reports for employment purposes through a third-party background check provider. The background check provider (known as […]

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New Credit Check Law Takes Effect

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California recently became the seventh state to address the use of credit reports for employment background screening purposes. California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 22 (AB 22) which restricts when employers lawfully can use “consumer credit reports.” AB 22 is effective as of January 1, 2012. Credit Report Restrictions The new law limits when […]