Background Checks: Updated “Summary of Consumer Rights” Required Under Fair Credit Reporting Act

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Start the new year out right by using the updated “Summary of Consumer Rights” form, required as of January 1, 2013, to comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). Even if you updated your form earlier in 2012, you should note that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) re-revised the form in November 2012.

Under the FCRA, employers who obtain and use consumer reports, including background checks, from consumer reporting agencies (third parties) have specific duties...

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Topics:  Background Checks, CFPB, Credit Reporting Agencies, Credit Reports, FCRA, Summary of Consumer Rights

Published In: Administrative Agency Updates, Consumer Protection Updates, Finance & Banking Updates, Labor & Employment Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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