Understanding the FCRA and its regulations for pre-employment screening will simplify the process for you and your applicant. The FCRA can be read in its entirety by clicking here.Please see below for a brief summary of the FCRA.
- The employer must disclose to the applicant in a separate document that a report is being prepared.
- A signed release is required before checking records such as criminal convictions or pending cases, driving records, credit reports, or reference credentials.
- If an employer intends to deny employment due to the content of the report, the employer must provide the applicant with a copy of the report and a notice of their legal rights.
- If an applicant believes that inaccurate or incorrect information has been reported, he or she can contact that background screening company which must remove or correct any unverified information.
- Employers must inform the applicants that they have the right to request a copy of their report.
If you have any questions regarding the FCRA, the Privacy Act, or Employee Law, please contact us.