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Authorization and Disclosure Forms

In order to check for industry best practices, it is important for businesses to review FCRA Authorization and Disclosure forms on a regular basis. A few basics include: obtaining authorization before a background check on a form that acknowledges the screening will be conducted, stands alone and is signed by the job applicant, either in print or electronically, and a clear and conspicuous disclosure must be made in writing to the candidate prior to conducting a background check for both a consumer report and an investigative consumer report. Several cases, including Mitchell v. Winco Foods, LLC, Walker v. Fred Meyer, Inc., Syed v. M-I, LLC, and Gilberg v. California Check Cashing Stores, all relate to these guidelines.

 

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