Legal Library

Federal Background Screening and Drug Testing Laws

  • The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) – 15 U.S.C. 1681 and The Consumer Credit Reporting Reform Act of 1996
  • FTC Issues Final Summaries And Notices Under FACTA
  • Federal Trade Commission Staff Opinion Letters
  • Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act – Prevents identity theft and improves the resolution of consumer disputes, the accuracy of consumer records, and the use of and consumer access to credit information
  • Analysis of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act
  • Congress Fixes the Vail Letter – Section 611 of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act partially fixes problems created by a 1999 FTC opinion letter (Vail) about workplace investigations
  • U.S. Patriot Act – An act to deter and punish terrorist acts in the United States and around the world, to enhance law enforcement investigatory tools, and for other purposes
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 – An act to protect Investors by improving the accuracy and reliability of corporate disclosures made pursuant to the securities laws, and for other purposes
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – 42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.
  • Consumer Reporting Employment Clarification Act of 1998 2561
  • EEOC Guidance on Pre-Employment Inquiries under the ADA – Preemployment Disability-Related Questions and Medical Examinations
  • FDIC Federal Deposit Insurance Act – Section 19, Penalty for Unauthorized Participation by a Convicted Individual
  • Department of Transportation Requirements – Regulatory Guidance for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
  • Department of Transportation Drug Testing – DOT Urine Specimen Collection Guidelines for the U.S. DOT Workplace

Additional Legal Information

  • The U.S. Government’s Most Wanted Lists
  • Privacy Notice – FTC requirement that financial institutions and consumer reporting agencies provide consumers with a notice of their privacy policies and practices.
  • House Subcommittee testimony on bill to exempt Employer Investigations
  • Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act