This product is available to Clients Only and is designed to help you understand and comply with the myriad of state laws affecting hiring of employees and leasing property that go beyond the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Our goal is to present these restrictions, suggested practices, practical tips, and ongoing notifications in an easy-to-use format and in plain English.
State and Federal Legislation
Given the increase in litigation against businesses using background checks, now is a good time for employers to review and strengthen their compliance practices when it comes to applicant screening.
Compliance with the myriad of state laws is a complex subject that constantly affects your company and your hiring procedures. Just when you think you’re on top of it, new legislation is passed. In addition to keeping up with new and existing state laws, there’s also the challenge of when and how to use the various required documents throughout the background screening process.
CA AB 1008 became law on January 1, 2018! This new law was created in California because roughly seven million Californians or nearly one in three adults, have an arrest or conviction record that could significantly undermine their efforts to obtain gainful employment.
California often leads the nation in trends and enforcement, so employers across the country may want to take heed. On October 18, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed CA AB 1008 into law.
PLEASE read the short article below about the NEW version of the FCRA Summary of Rights that was issued by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Agency and must be used beginning 09/21/2018. A new model of the “Summary of Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act” document was released on September 12, 2018. This […]