Background Screening Blog

2020 So Far: What’s Been Happening in Background Screening Compliance?

Posted by Verified Credentials on Jun 30, 2020 8:31:24 AM
A lot has changed in the world since we started 2020. As we round out the first half of the year, we are looking back on changes we have seen in the background screening industry. From new laws to additional interpretations, here are the top compliance areas we have been watching this year.
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Topics: Employment Background Checks, Compliance, FCRA, Ban the Box, Salary History Ban

Keeping Up with FCRA Compliance Requirements [Free Checklist]

Posted by Verified Credentials on Jan 24, 2020 1:49:29 PM
HR leaders have to stay in front of a lot of regulatory concerns. Maintaining compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) with background checks is undoubtedly one of them.
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Topics: Compliance, FCRA, Fair Credit Reporting Act

Compliance Report: Upward Trend of FCRA Litigation

Posted by Verified Credentials on Oct 15, 2019 11:05:00 AM
Interpretations and understanding of what the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) means to employers are snowballing, thanks in large part to the rise of legal cases helping to define duties of employers. 
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Topics: Compliance, Fair Credit Reporting Act

Keep It Simple: An FTC Guide to Disclosure and Authorization Forms

Posted by Verified Credentials on Sep 13, 2019 9:47:11 AM
The requirements and obligations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) can be challenging to navigate, even for the most seasoned employer. Any employer that uses a professional background screening company like Verified Credentials to get a background report (called a “Consumer Report” under the FCRA) on applicants or employees is likely subject to the FCRA.
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Topics: Employment Background Checks, Compliance, FCRA, FTC