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New York Social Security Number Protection Law Amendment Allows Employers to Request SSN for Background Checks

New York law signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo in August 2012 that amended the state’s 2008 Social Security Number Protection Law has caused some concern for New York employers conducting background checks. However, a review of the law demonstrates that when it comes to background checks conducted under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and state law, the law does not impede an employer’s ability to utilize a Social Security number (SSN). Continue reading

Social Security Administration Changing Way Social Security Numbers are Issued with Randomization Effective June 25

Effective June 25, 2011, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will change the way Social Security Numbers (SSNs) are issued by using “randomization,” a new randomized assignment methodology that will help protect the integrity of the SSN, extend the available pool of nine digit SSNs in every state, and extend the longevity of the SSN nationwide. While the length of the SSN will still be comprised of nine numbers, randomization will impact SSN Validation tools used for background checks. For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Social Security Number Randomization, visit: http://www.ssa.gov/employer/randomizationfaqs.html. Continue reading