One of the most often overlooked aspects of a background check is the adverse action component. Legally, employers must send a pre-adverse action letter which allows the applicant to explain any information on the report. At that point the potential hire has 60 days to dispute the records.
Many employers forget to send these letters, or are unaware of this aspect of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. While this may seem like a small part of the larger pre-employment screening process, class actions law suits spring up on a monthly basis against CRAs and employers nationwide.
While the pre-employment screening process can be daunting, rest assured knowing that Background Check Central stays up to date on changes in the industry, and we are always ready to help with any challenge.