Tag Archives: Fair Credit Reporting Act

US Supreme Court Decision May Sharply Curtail the Wave of FCRA Employment Litigation

Recent Surge of FCRA Employment Lawsuits The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires employers to take important compliance steps before obtaining and using consumer reports to make employment-related decisions such as hiring, promotion, and termination. Consumer reports include, but are not limited to, criminal records, motor vehicle reports, credit checks, reference checks, education verification, employment … Continue Reading

Checking Your Background Check: Is Your Authorization in Compliance with the FCRA?

  Most companies require background checks of their applicants and employees.  These background checks are designed to ensure the accuracy of the information that the applicant or employee supplies the employer.  As part of their background checks, employers often conduct credit checks by obtaining consumer reports from outside credit reporting agencies.  Employers legitimately obtain and … Continue Reading