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Background Check Notice: Are Your Materials Up-To-Date?

January 12, 2015 in HR Best Practices


In this blog by Anne Yuengert, she states that Dollar General paid $4 million to settle a FCRA violation and offers guidance to make sure your background check notice are up-to-date. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires employers in the United States who use pre-employment background checks on candidates to: notify the candidate that […]


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Are Credit Checks a Legitimate Screening Tool?

June 6, 2011 in HR Best Practices


The use of credit checks has grown over the last several years.  According to a 2010 survey by the Society for Human Resource Management, 60 percent of employers used credit reports for some or all of their background checks. Employers use credit reports as a screening tool for a number of reasons: They believe it […]


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