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Fair Credit Reporting Act

Brrr! New Consumer Credit Freeze Rights Trigger Updates to Employers’ FCRA Disclosure Forms

[01/04/19]

Posted on January 4, 2019 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

As you are likely aware, employers who use third parties to perform background checks (e.g., driving record, credit reports, criminal background, etc.) must comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) rules in that regard, including providing the subject consumers (applicants and employees) with notice of their rights. You may not be aware that... READ MORE

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We Have to Do What?!?…It’s Only a Background Check

[03/27/13]

Posted on March 27, 2013 in HR Insights for Health Care

Written by: Stephen W. Lyman

What Employers Need to Know about the Fair Credit Reporting Act If you use a third party to conduct background checks, then you have probably heard of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”).  The FCRA is a federal law that imposes several very specific obligations on employers who use third parties to conduct background... READ MORE

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Model Forms Not So “Model” After All: Government Issues Corrected Background Check Forms

[12/05/12]

Posted on December 5, 2012 in HR Insights for Health Care

Written by: Meek, Travis P.

Background Checks and Notice Forms The Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) imposes numerous notice obligations on employers who use third-party companies to conduct background checks on their employees and job applicants.  Among other requirements, all job applicants must be informed explicitly: 1) that a background check will be conducted on them; 2) given the opportunity... READ MORE

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