As reported in the Hunton Employment & Labor Perspectives Blog, on March 10, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued joint guidance regarding the use of background checks in the employment context. The agencies issued two guidance documents: Background Checks: What Employers Need to Know (which advises employers on their existing legal obligations under both the Fair Credit Reporting Act and federal non-discrimination laws) and Background Checks: What Job Applicants and Employees Should Know (which informs job applicants and employees about their rights with respect to employers running background checks).

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