Topic: FCRA

In The Workplace: Latest Need-to-Know Employment Law News

Keeping track of the latest developments in labor and employment law can be challenging for employers and HR managers. What to know? Health care reforms, revisions to the Family and Medical Leave Act, judicial interpretations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, to be sure. But also textual harassment, workplace investigations, internships, working interviews, and much… Read more »

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 »

Doc of the Day: Littler on “40 Years of Experience with the Fair Credit Reporting Act”

Littler’s analysis of the Federal Trade Commission’s 40 Years of Experience with the Fair Credit Reporting Act report. Who should read it? Every employer who uses credit reports for employment purposes. Why? “For many years, it was relatively uncommon to see lawsuits or FTC enforcement actions against employers for alleged violations of the [Fair Credit… 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 »