Are Your Background Checks FCRA Truly Compliant? A Helpful Overview.
Last Updated on November 3, 2021 by G. T. HR
FCRA Compliance for Employers Using Consumer Background Checks
As the end of the year comes to a close, many businesses will be running their annual background checks. This overview will outline the steps an employer must take to comply with the FCRA.
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a federal law that restricts how consumer information may be gathered, shared and used. While many of its requirements apply only to businesses that compile and provide consumer information (such as credit or criminal background data) to third parties, the FCRA also regulates employers that obtain this type of information to screen applicants or employees for employment.
The law’s requirements for employers are designed to help individuals ensure that the information consumer reporting agencies have about them is accurate and is not used to unfairly deprive them of employment opportunities.
Our partner company, MyHRScreens, knows background screening and is proudly FCRA compliant. We are happy to share this useful information and encourage employers to download it as well.