The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) governs credit reports requested for employment purposes, including in connection with hiring, promotion, retention, or reassignment. State laws may impose additional requirements, and you should consult with attorneys in the states in which you operate and in which your applicants/employees reside in order to determine whether any such additional requirements apply.
These guidelines apply to consumer reports, as defined in the FCRA. You may also find information at the Federal Trade Commission’s website,
If a criminal background check other than a county criminal background check was performed on an applicant/employee for any employment related purpose; and information came back from that search that is likely to have adverse actions against the applicant/employee, we require you (the employer) to place a county criminal background check where the criminal record was found to ensure the information discovered is both accurate and current. All customers should consult local, state and federal laws before any adverse action is taken against an applicant or employee.