Employee and Applicant Background Checks and the Fair Credit Reporting Act


Frequently, employers inquire as to the application of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (the FCRA or the Act) when conducting applicant and employee background checks. This document outlines the fundamentals of the FCRA so that employers can become more informed of the issues under the Act and make an educated decision regarding the scope of the background check they wish to undertake in a given set of circumstances.

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