The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (or the “FCRA”) imposes several obligations on those who order background check reports (aka “consumer reports”) for employment purposes. One of those obligations is the requirement for employers to engage in the process known as the adverse action process.
While the law provides the steps employers must take to facilitate a compliant process, those requirements are admittedly studded with tricky nuances and hidden pitfalls, which may leave employers weary and wondering whether they are ever truly in compliance. To help alleviate some of the concerns of our clients, ESS has created an information guide – Navigating the Adverse Action Process Pursuant to the FCRA.
The new guide will:
Outline some of the FCRA’s key requirements concerning the adverse action process
Give insight to some of the law’s underlying, guiding principles
Alert employers to some of the lesser-known dangers associated with the process
To download a PDF of Navigating the Adverse Action Process Pursuant to the FCRA, click here.
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