What Information Can and Cannot Be Included In An Employment Background Report?

Employers routinely conduct background checks on employees and job applicants.  The reasons for doing so vary greatly, including screening applicants’ credentials, checking criminal history information, and complying with screening requirements for certain jobs.  For example, many states require background checks for individuals who work with children, the elderly, or the disabled. What

CFPB Takes Action Against Two of the Largest Background Report Companies

The Fair Credit Reporting Act requires background check companies to use reasonable procedures to ensure maximum possible accuracy of the information in their background reports.  All too often, however, background report companies make errors in background reports and do not utilize reasonable procedures to ensure the accuracy of the information in their