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What Are Your Obligations Under the FCRA?

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Ordering a background check for a potential employee seems like a fairly straightforward exercise: get the applicant’s information, send it to the background screening company, and receive a detailed background report that lets you know whether the applicant is clear to hire. In reality, procuring a background check on a prospective employee is decidedly more […]

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How Transportation Companies Can Fortify Compliance with EEOC, FCRA, Federal and State Requirements

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Is your company vulnerable to a class action lawsuit? Unfortunately, for many transportation companies the answer might be “YES”. With the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 approaching, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is stepping up their enforcement efforts and recently filed two new criminal record lawsuits – one in South […]

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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 […]

Even Administrative Agencies Make Mistakes: Corrected Model FCRA Forms Now Available To Employers Who Conduct Background Checks

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By Philip Gordon and Calder Huntington The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) — best known as a financial services regulator and for the Senate’s rejection of the nominee to be its first chief (who, in an ironic twist, won a Senate seat in the 2012 elections) — also exercises some regulatory authority with an impact […]