The Fair Credit Reporting Act does not prevent an employer from conducting third-party credit checks so long as the employer obtains the applicant's written consent and complies with the FCRA's notice requirements. However, some states have gone beyond federal law and placed restrictions on when employers can conduct credit checks of job applicants or employees for screening purposes to certain types of positions.
One way for employers to verify the information entered by employees on the Form I-9 is to submit the information through the federal electronic verification system called E-Verify. This chart outlines an employer's responsibilities when using E-Verify.
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