Volume 5, Edition 4, April 2009

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Answer: C . While the FCRA is silent as to whether an employer can charge an employee the cost of a background check, some states (and the District of Columbia), for example, California, Washington DC, Minnesota, and Vermont, have prohibitions on employers charging employees for the cost of a background check.

An employer can charge an employee for the cost of a background check:

A) Any time it wants

B) Only if the employee agrees prior to the background check being processed

C) It depends on what state law applies

D) Never


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