[VIDEO] Compliance Update: Ninth Circuit Ruling Says Disclosure Form Referencing State Laws Violates FCRA

Sara Korolevich

Elizabeth McLean, an expert in the background screening legal landscape and General Counsel at GoodHire, shares important information following a ruling on January 29, 2019, by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Gilberg v. California Check Cashing Stores.

Stay compliant with the FCRA—watch the video below and find out what you need to know about the content of your background check disclosure form.  

If you use GoodHire’s electronic consent flow, rest assured that the consent form does not contain state law disclosures. Rather, we provide candidates access to these disclosures through a link that is separate from the disclosure paragraph window.  

For our customers using paper forms, please ensure you’re keeping all state-law notices on a page separate from the disclosure paragraph. GoodHire’s template forms provide state law notices, but on their own, standalone page.

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Disclaimer: The resources provided here are for educational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. If you have questions regarding your background check or a particular record, we advise you to consult legal counsel.

Sara Korolevich

Sara Korolevich


Sara Korolevich is editor of the blog and responsible for communicating GoodHire's product news, feature enhancements, and background check compliance updates. Sara’s public relations and communications experience stems from 20+ years working on public education campaigns, public policy, and most recently B2B marketing communications.

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