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State Laws

Compliance with the myriad of state laws is a complex subject that constantly affects your company and your hiring procedures. SSC provides a website with each state's information.


What Employers Need to Know

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Disclosure & Authorization Templates

DISCLAIMER: These sample documents should not be construed as legal advice, guidance or counsel. Employers should consult their own attorney about their compliance responsibilities under the FCRA and applicable state law. SSC expressly disclaims any warranties or responsibility or damages associated with or arising out of information provided.

Standard Sample Disclosure & Authorization

(SPANISH) Standard Sample Disclosure & Authorization

Sample Tenant Release Packet


State Specific Templates & Notices

DISCLAIMER: The following states have special notices contained within this document (which may have signature sections): NY, CA, VT, MN, OK, RI, WA.

State Specific Sample Disclosure & Authorization

Massachusetts CORI Release

Other Forms

Fair Chance Notice 23-A Evaluation Form (New York Only)

Candidate Profile Information Sheet Optional

Form SSA-89 (12-2020) for CBSV

SSA-89 Instruction Sample

Swifthire mobile default Templates

SHM Default D & A Templates (PDF)

SHM Default D & A Templates (Word)

Search Descriptions

Learn more about each search type we offer and what to expect when ordered.

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SWiftHire Mobile Assistance

Learn all about SwiftHire Mobile

International Requirements & releases

International Criminal Search Instructions

If country is not available below, please notify SSC.

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Release for International Criminal Searches, Employment or Education Verifications

International Sample Disclosure & Authorization

Specific DMV Releases

Adverse Action Documents

Letters to be accompanied by "Summary of Rights" document(s), and if applicable, state-specific documentation listed above

SSC Service Overviews

Applicant Management System


Applicant Tracking System


Swifthire Process


Drug Screening Instructions


System User Access Sheet


Legal/Informational References

This section of SSC's website is not all-inclusive. The absence of material here does not indicate relief of obligations.

What Employees Need to Know


What Landlords Need to Know


What Background Check Companies Need to Know


40 Years with the Federal Credit Reporting Act


EEOC Guidance

Employers use of arrest and conviction records in employment decisions


CT Credit Check Law

Connecticut employer use of credit in employment decisions



Link to the Fair Credit Reporting Act official federal website & Info


FTC Staff Opinion Letters

FTC staff issue advisory opinions to help clarify FTC rules


Notice to Users

Informs users of consumer reports of their legal obligations


CORI Regulations

Final regulations issued for MA Criminal Record Information


Sample Background Policy

Sample background screening policy issued by SHRM


What a Tenant Background Company Needs to Know


Best Practices Guide

NELP document with resources and procedures regarding background checks


Identity Theft

Informational document to assist anyone with Identity Theft


Market Snapshot Report

Market Snapshot: Background Screening Report released by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau