If you are conducting pre-employment background checks on your applicants it is very important that you are aware of the changes required to be in compliance with the FCRA.  The majority of law suits filed in regard to pre-employment screening practices target those employers and background screening companies that are not using compliant and updated forms.  By simply using updated and compliant forms you can minimize your exposure to liability.  The purpose of conducting a background check is to mitigate risk in your business or organization, so there is no reason to create un-needed risk by not following the state and/or federal rules.

The Federal Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection has released an updated version of the Summary of Rights Notice required by the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Employers must use the new version beginning on September 21, 2018.

For Santoni clients we have updated our electronic application to be in compliance with the new regulation.  If you are not a Santoni client or are using paper authorization forms, you can get access to them at the link below.

Updated Disclosure & Authorization Forms (Click Here)

 

Additional Resources:

Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger, LLPCalifornia Labor & Employment Law Blog

Blog Post: Employer Alert:  New FCRA Summary of Rights Form and New FMLA Forms Issued

HRWatch Dog

Article: Updated FCRA For For Background Checks Must Be Use Starting September 21