Topic: credit reporting

Employers Must Update Background Check FCRA Forms by January 1, 2013

Businesses that use consumer credit reports and background checks to evaluate candidates and employees must begin using the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new Summary of Rights form by January 1, 2013. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires employers both to disclose their intent to request consumer reports, and to obtain authorization for doing so.… Read more »

California Employment Laws: Governor Brown Goes to Town

“California Governor Jerry Brown finally addressed the bulk of the labor and employment-related bills passed by the California state legislature during the first half of the 2011-2012 session … [relating] to various and diverse areas such as hiring practices, required leaves of absence, health insurance, and worker classification.” (From Governor Brown Signs Significant New Employment… Read more »

Fair Credit Reporting Act – An Employer’s Reading List

The Dodd-Frank Act amended Section 615 of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) regulates the use of credit reports by employers evaluating both new applicants and employees under consideration for promotion or reassignment. For your reference, here’s how lawyers and law firms guide our thinking on the FCRA.  Fair Credit Reporting Act For Employers: Use… Read more »