FAQ Series: Credit Checks

Written by NationSearch Information on November 29, 2017

Can I automatically request a credit check on all of my employees?

Not necessarily.  The FCRA is very strict regarding the appropriateness of running credit checks for pre-employment purposes.  Therefore, the first thing that the credit bureau will require is that a 3rd party "credential" the company requesting the ability to obtain credit reports.  Next, once the company is credentialed, there is a requirement that the job position fall under the guidelines of the FCRA allowing a credit check.  (i.e. bank employees are almost always going to require a credit check, however, if you are applying for a position as a warehouse worker, there is no reason in the view of the law for your potential employer to need to run a credit check on you). ebookcoverfinalremoved-1

Topics: Background Screening Education

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