Sep 9, 2020

Background Checks During COVID-19 - FCRA Still Applies

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Court closures, state and local parameters, and continued cautionary re-opening while the pandemic continues have had an impact on background checks.  HR professionals, recruiters and in-house employment attorneys must strike the balance between onboarding a candidate and risking litigation over a background check.

On this episode, Jennifer Mora, Senior Counsel and leading background expert at Seyfarth, summarizes how the Fair Credit Reporting Act applies to background checks, employers' options for compliance, and other practical considerations for clearing background checks during the pandemic.