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Cleaning Up Criminal Records: Laws Governing How Employers and Reporting Agencies Use and Distribute Criminal Records

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Employer Responsibilities When Using Criminal Records

National Hire Network: Employer Use of Consumer/Credit Reports to Obtain Criminal Record Information

Many employers do not have the right to fingerprint their job applicants, but have other means of getting access to their criminal records. Employers may use consumer report information when considering employment applications as long as they comply with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, which outlines specific rights of individuals.

Letter to Employer Regarding Employer's Failure to Follow the Fair Credit Reporting Act when Considering Job Applicant's Criminal Record.

This demand letter asks for reinstatement of an employee based on the employer's failure to follow the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Liability of Credit Reporting Agencies for Inaccurate Records

Letter to Michigan State Police

This letter outlines how the Fair Credit Reporting Act applies to the dissemination of criminal records, and challenges practices that result in the reporting of inaccurate criminal records.

Sample Letter to Credit Reporting Company Regarding Inaccurate Criminal Record Report

This demand letter challenges a credit reporting company for issuing a criminal record that contained errors.

Sample Complaint Against Credit Reporting Agency

This complaint sets out causes of action against a background check company for falsely reporting a conviction that did not belong to the plaintiff.

View other Pages on Cleaning Up Criminal Records
Obtaining Criminal Records
Correcting Inaccurate Criminal Records
Deferrals and Dismissals for Specified Offenses
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