Les Rosen Gives Advice to Congress and the FCRA
FCRA lawsuits will continue to serve as legal compliance signposts for employers conducting background checks on job applicants, according to leading global background check provider Employment Screening Resources.
“Congress and regulators should consider providing an official form for the disclosure requirements under the FCRA, rather than make employers guess at what is compliant,” explained Attorney Lester Rosen.
“A great deal of class action litigation has been based on arguments over the exact verbiage in the disclosure form, even though there is little if any evidence any consumers are actually harmed if the form is not perfect.”
Rosen, the founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of ESR, said the CFPB already provides “A Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act” to let consumers know their rights when undergoing a background check.
“It only makes sense that needless litigation can be avoided by the government specifying the exact disclosure form rather than clogging up courts with class action lawsuits based on technicalities,” added Rosen.
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