Background Checks and the FCRA: What Employers Need to Know

April 8, 2021 Accurate Background

Employers that engage a third-party background check provider (or “consumer reporting agency”) to assist with their employment screening processes must be mindful of the various technical obligations under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”).

This paper will discuss those that relate to the ordering of the background check report (or “consumer report”) and the FCRA’s requirements when an employer takes action based in whole or in part on information in the report.

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