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Legal Compliance Resources

Please note that Employment Screening Resources (ESR) does not provide legal services and none of the information or resources on this page should be construed as legal advice or opinion.  ESR recommends that clients work with their counsel to ensure that their policies and procedures are in compliance with applicable federal and state laws.  However, these resources can a useful tool in the process of making informed business decisions.

 

 

Information for the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Forms for FCRA:

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Summary of Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Staff Opinion Letters

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Links

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"Ban the Box" Information & Criminal Record Resources

The "Ban the Box" movement seeks to remove questions about convictions from job applications and delay them until later in the hiring process so that ex-offenders can be judged first on their qualifications. Learn more about "Ban the Box" at the links below:

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Employment Questions/Applications & Interview Generator

A copy of the California Pre-Employment Guidelines published by the California Department of Fair Housing and Employment. All employers know that there are certain areas that cannot be covered in a job interview. This summary tells employers what they can and cannot ask in job interviews. It is generally helpful to employers in all the fifty states.

An excellent site on legal vs. non-legal questions and the entire area of discrimination in employment is:http://www.discriminationattorney.com/. Although it is based in California, it gives an excellent summary of federal law as well.

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Credit Reports and Social Security Numbers

A number of U.S. states have either passed, or are considering passing, laws regulating credit reports used by employers for employment purposes. Here is a summary of states that currently have such laws. ESR will continue to monitor this area and post updates. 

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Form I-9 & E-Verify

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Helpful Legal Updates and Links

Links offering legal updates from well known employment and labor law firms:

Links assisting in researching laws in the fifty states and federal law:

Links for California legal information:

Links for Motor Vehicle Records:

Every state has resources to understand and interpret code sections on a motor vehicle reports.  For California:

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Identity Theft/Fraud

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