We live in a world of ever-changing regulatory and legal requirements. The team at Fair Screen is knowledgeable and dedicated to ensuring fairness in the consideration of records, and to helping our clients stay compliant. 

This section of the website provides helpful compliance information to assist our customers.  There are also tools to help your applicants here as well.  Or feel free to contact us 

HR / Employment Screening

Background Checks – What Employers Need to Know. This document is a joint publication issued by the Federal Trade Commission who enforces the FCRA and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

US Department of Labor

Training & Employment Information Notice 15-90. This DOL publication outlines regulatory requirements under the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.  

 

Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC)

EEOC Guidance on the Use of Arrest & Conviction Records. The guidance is designed to be a resource for employers, employment agencies, and unions covered by Title VII; for applicants and employees; and for EEOC enforcement staff. 

Background Checks – What Employers Need to Know. This document is a joint publication issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Federal Trade Commissions who enforces the FCRA.

Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (DPPA)

DDPA (18 U.S. Code § 2721). This federal law safeguards the personal information of licensed drivers from improper use or disclosure. It requires permission to be obtained from individuals before their personal motor vehicle record may be sold and restricts the subsequent use or disclosure of the information. 

Multi-Family Housing

Using Consumer Reports: What Landlords Need To Know. This document was published by the Federal Trade Commission to educate landlords on their FCRA requirements. 

Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

HUD Guidance on Application of Fair Housing Act Standards to the Use of Criminal Records. The guidance is designed to be a resource for landlord and property managers covered by Title VIII; and for HUD enforcement staff.   

Consumer Resources

Monitor Your Own Credit

Reviewing your own credit report regularly can allow you to find errors and correct them. Each of the three nationwide consumer credit reporting companies – Equifax, Experian and TransUnion – are required to give you a free credit report every 12 months if you ask for it.

You can obtain your free credit file disclosure by: 

Visit annualcreditreport.com or call toll free 877-322-8228 

Industry Leading Articles

Fair Screen maintains a blog with interesting articles and updates about regulatory changes.

Educational Webinars

Fair Screen hosts frequent webinars designed to educate customers and prospects on background screening compliance industry trends. Webinars are typically free, and normally are approved for general re-certification credit through the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI), and professional development credit through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).