FCRA Disclosure Revisited

By Bill Wright In these unsettled days of a new administration, it is almost soothing to see the courts focus on statutory language alone. Almost. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) requires that, before a prospective employer (or its consumer reporting agency (“CRA”)) obtains a background report on an applicant, the applicant must receive a […]

FCRA Tip: Keep Hands On

By Bill Wright A federal trial court will conduct a trial on a Fair Credit Reporting Act claim because the employer streamlined its background check system. In this case, a bank used a third party service provider to conduct background checks in compliance with the FCRA. The provider would get consent from the applicant, conduct […]

Thumbs Up/ Thumbs Down, Still FCRA

By Bill Wright Does your business use a contractor to provide in-home services to your customers? If so, you probably want the contractor to conduct background checks on its employees. You want the contractor to screen out people who pose high risk to your customers. But, if you get a summary of the background reports, […]

Update on Background Checks

Mike Grubbs & Rose McCaffrey Mike Grubbs and Rose McCaffrey discussed the use of background checks in employment at the Arizona Society for Human Resource Management’s Employment Law & Legislative Conference held March 21 and 22, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. Mike and Rose emphasized that employers must comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act’s (FCRA) […]