Overview of FCRA
In order to the find the right candidate for the job, employers will conduct thorough recruitment procedures often involving extensive background checks. However, the search for that ideal candidate should never come at the expense of an individual’s data privacy. Consumer rights laws, like the Fair Credit Reporting Act, have been created to ensure the protection and accuracy of any individual’s personal information, which may be kept on file or used by employers or credit reporting agencies. In this course we will provide you with an overview of the FCRA and the important information you need to know to stay compliant.
- The purpose of the Fair Credit Reporting Act
- The types of information the FCRA protects
- The responsibilities of consumer report users
- Three groups regulated by the FCRA
- The procedures employers must follow when conducting background checks