4 Steps to Stay Compliant with FCRA - White Paper & Infographic

Posted by: Tracy Vrchota November 12, 2015

Over the past few years, a number of high-profile lawsuits have targeted companies for violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (‘FCRA”) and that number is continuing to increase.  Accurate Background's latest FCRA Best Practices white paper and corresponding infographic cut through the complexities and provide employers with four easy to understand guidelines for complying with FCRA. 

The FCRA is a federal law designed to protect consumers and ensure transparency for applicants by placing certain responsibilities on consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) and end users of consumer reports. The recent trend of litigation deals with responsibilities placed on the end users, in particular employers. These responsibilities include requiring employers, prior to obtaining a background check, to provide applicants and/or employees with a disclosure notifying them that a background report will be performed. The below infographic outlines the basic requirements under FCRA that employers must follow to protect their brand and the rights of their candidates. 

For a deeper dive into your responsibilities under FCRA and the risks you face for non-compliance, please download our free white paper "The Fair Credit Reporting Act: What Employers Need to Know."

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Please note: The information provided in this blog is strictly for educational purposes. It is not intended to be legal advice, either expressed or implied. Accurate Background recommends that you consult with your legal counsel regarding all employment regulations.

Posted by Tracy Vrchota

Tracy Vrchota is the Director of Compliance at Accurate Background and has 20 years of compliance and background screening program experience. Before she came to Accurate Background, Ms. Vrchota was an end user of background screening in the credit card and financial industry. As Director of Compliance at Accurate Background, Ms. Vrchota reviews and audits all internal processes to ensure compliance with FCRA and all Federal, State and Local laws. She provides legislative and compliance education to clients and Accurate Background employees to assist clients in remaining up-to-date on any legislative changes. Ms. Vrchota works closely with Accurate’s Product Development team to facilitate new product development that adheres to the changing compliance landscape. She is actively involved on the Government Relations and Best Practices Committees within the National Association of Professional Background Screeners to monitor proposed and enacted changes in legislation that impact the background screening industry as well as best practices in the industry. Ms. Vrchota is FCRA Advanced Certified through NAPBS has been trained in Six Sigma methodology.