California Upholds Employers’ Right to Use Credit Reports for Employment Decisions

Employers in the State of California are allowed to use credit reports in making employment-related decisions. A failed bill would have halted employers from being allowed to utilize credit reports, with only two exceptions: When the use is “substantially job-related”, meaning that the position being sought would give the applicant direct access to cash, assets,…

Duty of Employers When Rejecting Candidates Due to Background Screening Results

Duty of Employers When Rejecting Candidates Due to Background Screening Results When employers elect to utilize results of an employment background check in making a hiring decision, they must follow federal law to ensure they are not violating consumer protection rights. This is especially important when rejecting candidates due to background screening results. The Fair Credit…