FTC and EEOC Issue Background Check and Employment Guidance Documents for Employers and Consumers

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has released two guidance documents explaining employers’ duties and the rights of consumers in regard to employment-related background checks.

While the documents do not reveal information not already covered by previous EEOC guidance releases, their joint publication and release by the federal agencies highlight the focus by the FTC and EEOC in pursuing employer compliance with all aspects of the law when background checks are used to make employment decisions.

These publications offer simple and concise guidance for employers and applicants/employees.  A-Check recommends employers spend a few minutes reviewing their contents and compare them to their current background check policies to ensure compliance.

Background Checks – What Employers Need to Know (PDF)
Background Checks – What Job Applicants and Employees Need to Know (PDF)

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Identity Theft Concerns: Check Out FTC’s Instruction Booklet for Consumers

Identity theft happens when someone steals your personal information and uses it without your permission.  It is a serious crime that can wreak havoc with your finances, credit history, and reputation – and it can take time, money and patience to resolve.

Taking Charge: What to Do if Your Identity is Stolen (PDF)
In this step-by-step guide, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provides consumers a clear and concise set of instructions on what to do if victimized by identity thieves.

Source: FTC Identity Theft Resources Page