Placing A Background Check Order by Fax
- Step 1: Provide Applicant With Required Forms
- Step 2: Fax the Background Check Order
- Step 3: Review and Act on the Background Check Report
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Step 1: Provide Applicant With Required FormsBefore ordering a background check you must provide written notice to the applicant/employee and obtain written permission. Elements of the notice and permission may vary by jurisdiction. Elements may include:
- FCRA Notice (revised 11/30/2012), A Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (applicant’s rights): [Download Sample]
- California Notice (revised 1/12/2013), Notice Regarding Background Checks And Credit Checks Pursuant To California Law: [Download Sample]
- New York Notice (revised 5/3/2012), New York Correction Law Article 23-A, Licensure and Employment of Persons Previously Convicted of One or More Criminal Offenses: [Download]
Note: Also post this document in a conspicuous manner and in a place accessible to employees.
- Disclosure, Acknowledgement and Authorization (revised 1/12/2013): [Download Sample]
- Applicant Information (revised 5/31/2012), Applicant information required for a background check: [Download] OR [Download] (fill-in-the-blank version)
Step 2: Fax the Background Check OrderFax us each of the following to place an order:
- A completed and signed Employee Background Check Fax Request
[Download] OR [Download] (fill-in-the-blank version)
- A copy of the Job Application and/or Resume
- A completed Applicant Information form
- A Disclosure, Acknowledgement and Authorization form signed by the applicant
Step 3: Review and Act on the Background Check ReportReturn to How to Do a Background Check: Step 3
DisclaimerA Matter of Fact is not a law firm and cannot provide legal advice. The information and forms on this site are for educational purposes only and cannot be relied upon as legal advice. Legal counsel should be consulted concerning specific legal responsibilities, and to ensure that background check forms, policies and procedures are in compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations.