Posts Tagged: FCRA background checks

What is Adverse Action Under the FCRA?

What happens when a background check on an applicant or employee uncovers something that would negatively impact that person’s employment? Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), an employer must take specific steps before and after you can take an ‘adverse action’ based on the report. Let’s back up and look at two key definitions:… Read more »

5 Questions to Test Your FCRA Adverse Action Smarts

Are you up to speed on adverse action? HR and hiring managers need to understand the rules and requirements of the adverse action process in order to maintain a hiring approach that is fair to applicants and avoids unintended discrimination. We put together a few questions to check your knowledge and keep you sharp. Start… Read more »

Is it Really That Hard to Ask Permission for Pre-Employment Screening?

We’ve written frequently in our blog about the importance of complying with—and understanding—federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) laws for pre-employment screening. Failing to comply puts your company at risk and could cost you—big. One of the easiest tasks involved in FCRA compliance is to gain the consent of a job applicant before conducting a… Read more »