While your company will bear ultimate responsibility for compliance, we’re here to advise you. All background checks must comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidelines, as well as local, state and federal fair hiring (ban the box) laws. We also have expertise in international screening.
Some key considerations:
- Become familiar with relevant laws regarding background checks, as well as with industry-specific regulations.
- Develop a company policy to ensure fair and consistent employment screening.
- Notify candidates of background checks and give them the opportunity to present their specific case before running a check.
If a background check compels you to deny employment, follow the steps outlined by the FCRA. Some local laws also outline specific steps for adverse action.