Employment Law Blog

Employers Must Be Cautious of the Fair Credit Reporting Act When Obtaining Criminal Background Checks

When obtaining criminal background checks on job candidates or employees is your business paying careful attention to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”)? If not, you may be in violation of federal law! The FCRA mandates employers to follow a distinct set of requirements when obtaining criminal background reports from a third party consumer reporting agency (“CRA”). Failure to follow these requirements…

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