2018 UPDATED FORMS
Provides consent to the employer from applicants and employees before running FCRA-compliant employment checks. This form gives the authorization necessary to proceed in the background screening process. You want to make sure the form you provide is the most up-to-date in order to stay compliant.
Identity Theft: The intentional use of distinguishing information (name, Social Security number, date of birth, etc.) of which is not yours, without permission. As a far too common issue, this document serves to provide exposition to those who believe they have fallen victim of identity theft and the rights you have to recover. The new form has an added section on ‘security freezes’. Previously an initial freeze was 90 days, now it is 1 year.
Though there are many rights you have when it comes to the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, with the focus of accuracy, fairness and privacy. This document is given to applicants and employees whenever a consumer report is to be performed or prior to any adverse action taken. It was amended to include new requirements on credit bureaus to security freezes and fraud alerts that are relevant to background screeners and employers using a background screening company for pre-employment background checks.