Employment Background Checks Compliance
Employment background check compliance is NOT optional!
Here’s what Key Background Screening, Inc. does to help our clients stay compliant!
Our compliance objective is to keep our clients informed of the changing regulatory landscape as it relates to employment screening. We strive to meet and beat your expectations of a supplier, and focus on being your long term HR partner.
FCRA background check reporting limitations
The FCRA regulations place limitations on information that can be reported by a background screening company. To comply with employment law, Credit Reporting Agencies such as Key Background Screening only provide reports with filtered and compliant data in them.
Section 605 of the FCRA prohibits a background screening company from reporting the following:
In addition to the limitations found in the FCRA, a number of states place limitations on what information may be reported by background screening companies. Information commonly prohibited includes
There are several states with reporting limitations or special requirements related to background reports and their content beyond those of the FCRA. Specific requirements vary and include:
1. Reporting and/or use limitations for CRAs and/or employers
2. The inclusion of a check box on the disclosure/authorization for the applicant to request a copy of their background report, and
3. The prohibition of reporting arrests which did not lead to conviction.