Additional guidance offered to address the question of how to handle consumer disputes under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a Compliance Aid to assist in interpreting the consumer reporting requirements of the CARES Act as well as the CFPB’s Policy Statement on Supervisory and Enforcement Practices Regarding
Please join us on October 30, 2019 at 2:00 pm EST for a free webinar hosted by TazWorks and presented by Montserrat Miller and Erin Doyle from Arnall Golden Gregory LLP. Ms. Miller and Ms. Doyle will cover the following subjects:
- Differences between employment screening and tenant screening under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
I recognize this is a lengthier blog than I normally post, but it’s necessary so I can help employers help themselves.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an important opinion that is relevant not only to employers that are responsible for a providing job seekers with a compliant disclosure and authorization under the Fair…
Happy New Year!
Here are two editions of the AGG Compliance News Flash covering the following topics:
- California’s Consumer Privacy Act;
- Ban the box and salary history restrictions in the hiring process;
- Investigation by the Department of Justice into hiring practices;
- The Fair Credit Reporting Act and who qualifies as an “employee”; and
Check out this week’s Compliance News Flash with blurbs about:
- Salary history bans and employment applications
- FCRA enforcement by the Federal Trade Commission
- FCRA related litigation helpful to employers
- EU-Japan data transfers
- Changes to San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance
Click here to read the News Flash.
Please join me next week for a discussion about what employers need to be aware of regarding pre-employment background checks to ensure you have compliant background screening policies and procedures in place. Some of the topics I will discuss include the Fair Credit Reporting Act, state law regarding restrictions on the use of credit information…
The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently issued guidance applicable to background screening companies (aka consumer reporting agencies) who engage in tenant screening. The FTC highlights four key responsibilities of background screening companies covered by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), specifically:
- “Follow reasonable procedures to ensure accuracy.
- Get certifications from your clients.
- Provide your clients
The Affordable Care Act provides grants to states to implement background check programs for prospective long-term-care employees in settings such as nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospices. The grant program, known as the National Background Check Program (NBCP), is intended to ensure that long-term-care employees undergo a minimum level of screening to protect patients. …
Nevada has removed the 7-year restriction on background screening company’s ability to report criminal conviction information for employment screening purposes. Which means that convictions can be reported without regard to a seven year look-back period. Such a restriction on the reporting of convictions is a state restriction, followed by a handful of other states. The…
Join me for a free webinar on Wednesday (June 10) at 1 pm EST. I will discuss the basics of implementing and maintaining a legally compliant background check program for employment screening purposes. The webinar is hosted by Crimcheck.com, a background screening company. The webinar is geared toward HR professionals, in-house counsel and others…