Employers that use background checks for hiring or during employment should be aware that the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires them to provide an employee or applicant with a summary of her rights before using the results of the background check against her.

A new federal law called the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act also requires employers to provide employees with notice of their new right to a security freeze under the FCRA.

An updated Summary of Rights form was issued by the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau in September 2018 and meets employers’ notice requirements to employees. Employers should be sure to use the most recent form when conducting background checks. You can find it here.

If you have questions about background check procedures or another aspect of the hiring process, contact us. Our team of attorneys at The Coppola Firm can help.