Have you ever had a Background Check Solutions conducted for an employee and then wondered if you can use the information provided for another purpose? |
The Federal Trade Commission recently posted an article to its blog explaining how, in accordance with the FCRA, an employer or other user of a consumer report cannot “double dip” the information contained within a report. This means that consumer reports ordered for one reason cannot be used for another.
Employers who engage the services of a background screening company should also make sure to read the Notice to Users of Consumer Reports: Obligations of Users under the FCRA, which explains employers obligations under the law.
Some employer obligations to remember include:
Having a permissible purpose to request a consumer report from a Background Check Companies, to providing notice regarding the background investigation and securing the person’s written consent. Adverse action notices must be sent out in the event that a negative decision is made based on the content of the consumer report. Mega Group Online, a woman-owned, industry trusted employment screening Services provider, attracts and maintains clients with a powerful combination of being large enough to deliver, and small enough to care. A global reaching screening company offering competitive pricing, innovative, yet easy to use technologies, industry expertise, customized solutions, and leading turn-around times, MGO is proud to maintain an environment where everyone in our office works together as a team. We really get to know our clients, understanding their needs and making their goals our own. Clients repeatedly tell us they appreciate MGO’s sincere desire to contribute to their success and greatly value the unparalleled customer service and consistent reliability Mega Group Online is able to deliver over the corporate giant screening companies. Mega Group Online team is comprised of seasoned researchers, with a proven track record of discovering "red flags" missed by junior researchers and a dedication to assist human resource professionals in making smart hiring decisions.
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