Am I required to obtain my applicants consent in order to perform a background screening?

Yes. NationSearch provides our clients with an “Authorization Release Form – Disclosure Regarding Background Investigation” at no extra charge. This form is compliant with FCRA and state laws and regulations. FCRA dictates that this form be separate from the application form. Additionally, our form has a check box where your applicant confirms that the potential employer supplied them with a separate FCRA pdf form advising them of their rights. This pdf is provided for your convenience at no extra charge.