Employers and HR professionals should make it their policy never to hire a candidate without a comprehensive
Contrary to popular belief, this federal law doesn’t cover just credit checks. It covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a “consumer reporting agency” (CRA).
Under the FCRA, you’re typically free to conduct employment and use the information if you have a clear business interest, such as hiring, firing, reassigning or promoting someone.
But you can’t run a on a whim. You must receive the person’s written permission before obtaining the report. Then, if you decide to act on it (for example, fire a worker or reject an applicant), you must tell that p...(register to read more)
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