Documents and literature needed to comply with FCRA employment background screening regulations
Acquire signed consent from applicants and employees prior to running an FCRA-compliant employment background check.
Offer applicants the opportunity to dispute any discrepancies on their criminal background report.
Federal law regulating criminal background and consumer reporting
The Summary of Consumer Rights must be provided to job applicants and employees informing them of their protections under the FCRA
An FCRA-compliant, pre-adverse action letter must be provided to applicants or employees who do not qualify for employment due to information discovered in a background report
An FCRA-compliant, adverse action letter must be provided to applicants or employees who are denied employment or terminated outlined to express the final hiring decision.
What employers need to know when using consumer reports
Criminal background checks for prospective foster and adoptive parents: Summary of state laws