FCRA Compliance

Accuracy, Fairness and Protection

When you work with HireRight, you can be assured that we operate in full compliance with the governing standards in our industry. Here's a list of just some of the industry-governing Acts, organizations and laws which we comply with:

FCRA Compliance

The Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is designed to protect individuals by promoting accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information in the files of every Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA). Most CRAs are credit bureaus that gather and provide information about individuals - such as if they pay their bills on time or have filed bankruptcy - to creditors, employers, and landlords. Companies that perform pre-employment screening services, such as HireRight, are also governed by the FCRA, as are the employers that use HireRight's background screening services.

HireRight provides FCRA compliance information and online templates of all letters and forms necessary to comply with FCRA employment background screening requirements, including:

  • Applicant Disclosure and Consent forms
  • Adverse Action letters
  • Summary of Consumer Rights

ADA Compliance

HireRight operates in compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits employers from discriminating against people with disabilities who are qualified to perform essential job functions.

California Consumer Credit Law Compliance

HireRight operates in compliance with the California Consumer Credit Law (Speier Act), which restricts the reporting of age, marital status, race, color or creed on employment reports for consumers that have a current California address.

California Legislator's AB655 and AB1068

On January 1, 2002 the California Legislature's AB655 became effective, amending both the California Consumer Reporting Agencies Act and Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act ("ICRA").

This bill changed a number of provisions affecting the provision of Investigative Consumer Reports for employment purposes. Note: AB655 has been amended.

Compliance with Canadian Reporting Regulations

HireRight follows the tenets set forth in the Canadian Privacy Act with regard to the protection of applicant information for employment screening purposes. In addition, HireRight provides the necessary forms required for applicant consent for criminal, credit and driving records reporting as defined by the Ministry of Transportation (MOT), the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) and governing bodies of the individual Canadian provinces and territories (e.g. provincial departments of motor vehicles).

Employment Drug Screening Compliance

HireRight is a certified member and is in compliance with the regulations published by the following organizations:

  • Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association (SAPAA)
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA)

Private Investigation Licensing Information

For a listing of State Private Investigation Licensing information for HireRight, Inc., please click here.

Additional Compliance

HireRight's reports allow employers to comply with the screening requirements of various government agencies and legislation, including:

  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
  • Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)