Social Services Law Bulletin #2000/12

Credit Reports and Criminal Records Checks

Sunday, October 1, 2000

AN EMPLOYER who uses the services of a consumer reporting agency to check on the credit history or criminal records of applicants or employees must comply with the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). In short, that means that the employer must tell the individual that such a check will take place, obtain written permission from the individual, and al- low the individual to see the report if an adverse employment action is based upon it.

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