Posts Tagged: FCRA

10 FCRA Adverse Action Dos and Don’ts

When you’re considering denying employment as a result of a background check, your adverse action process takes over. The Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires that employers follow a process that begins before a final decision is made. Its intent is to protect candidates and employees from unfair employment-related decisions. To help you, here… Read more »

Top 7 Employment Screening Articles from 2017

Best practices, continuous screening, and OTR driver background checks are just a few of the topics that dominated the Proforma Screening Solutions Employment Screening Blog in 2017. Here we provide a summary of our 7 most-read articles from 2017. 1. 4 Ways to Protect Your Company from Common Background Screening Pitfalls Background screening is widely… Read more »

When, Why, and How to Check Your Job Applicant’s Credit History

A few years ago, in the aftermath of the deep recession, a lot of ordinary citizens suffered financial losses that damaged their credit history. One reaction to this was a concern that employers would use credit history in making hiring decisions, potentially unfairly discriminating against otherwise responsible candidates. Several states did pass laws regulating how… Read more »

How to Train Your HR Team on Background Screening

Your HR staff may or may not understand the complex issues surrounding background screening. However, it is important to know how regulatory compliance, risk management, and basic fair hiring practices shape the screening process, and to design your procedures to comply. Failing to train your staff can lead to hiring mistakes, costly lawsuits, or even… Read more »

Ruling Protects Employers from FCRA Privacy Right Violation Claims

In the March 2017 Dilday v. DirectTV decision from the Eastern District Court of Virginia, employers received some relief from lawsuits for certain technical violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Of special importance, the court rejected the notion that plaintiff Dilday suffered harm based on the argument that his right to privacy… Read more »

Getting Started with Continuous Employment Screening

Times change. People change. Sometimes employees’ circumstances change in ways that transform their suitability for their jobs, and sometimes, the employees themselves undergo changes that affect their job performance for better or worse. A large majority of employers use employment screening to help select the right employees for a job during the hiring process. Increasingly,… Read more »