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FTC and Background Checks

Posted in News & Events, News Articles on 09/07/2012

In the past weeks, the FTC has cracked down on background screening companies who do not follow procedures as set forth by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).  The FCRA has specific rules that must be followed in areas such as applicant consent to having a background check done, report…

States and Credit Reports

Posted in News & Events, News Articles on 07/24/2012

Several states have enacted limitations / prohibitions on the use of credit reports for employment purposes.  These states do allow them to be used for employment, in general, for management positions, where federal or state law applies, for employees who have fiduciary responsibilities or where a bona fide business need…