On July 21, a new amendment to the(FCRA) kicks in that affects employers using consumer reports that include credit scores to make employment decisions.
If “adverse action” is taken against an employee or applicant because of information in such reports, the employer must provide the person with a notice of the adverse action and the contact info for the agency that furnished the report. The FCRA also requires employers to get an applicant’s consent to order a credit report.
- Before we start background checks, should we start asking applicants for birth dates?
- Learn from the big dog's mistake; check applicants' crime records
- Are criminal records 'consumer reports'?
- Consent required to run background checks on internal applicants?
- Lying about criminal record? That's grounds for firing--with no unemployment!