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FTC to HR - Keep it Simple

The Federal Trade Commission has published new, non-binding guidance for required background check disclosure and authorization forms.

With rising litigation in the industry, the FTC advises employers that disclosure and authorization forms should be clearly worded and not contain "complicated legal jargon" or "extra acknowledgements or waivers". The FTC advises that the excessive language makes it harder for a prospective employee to understand the purposes of the document and it may also violate the FCRA, which could potentially open an employer or background screening company up to litigation.

And here. "Background checks on prospective employees: Keep required disclosures simple" by David Lincicum | FTC Business Blog

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