FCRA Compliance: 613 Letters- 21 Nov
Background screening compliance is a growing national issue. As the industry matures and evolves, so do the rules, regulations and best practices. In January, Total Reporting will implement a new notice called the “613 Letter” for all clients. This is deemed a “best practice” policy that will help clients stay on the right side of any employee/applicant challenge or complaint as it pertains to employment background checks. The basic premise is that Total Reporting will notify the applicant when any matter of public record is found on a background check that may affect their hiring or promotion. More details will be provided as we get closer to the implementation date, but this new practice will have little to no impact on you as an employer.
The only potential adjustment will be the need for an email address for all applicants/employees (on background checks requested after January 1st, 2020) which will allow Total Reporting to manage the reporting and compliance aspect of the 613 Letter. This notice will go to the applicant or employee at the same time the potentially adverse information is reported to you the employer.
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