Recently, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Affairs (Bureau) adopted a new Summary of Consumer Rights form that must be used when notifying employees of consumer financial protections afforded them under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Consequently, employers seeking permission to obtain a background check on an employee or applicant for employment must use the new form or modify their own form to include the information contained in the model form.

The Bureau’s revised Summary of Consumer Rights in English can be found here.

The Bureau’s revised Summary of Consumer Rights in Spanish can be found here.