Compliance is our expertise
We monitor legislation and regulations, we update our processes, and we inform you so that you can hire with confidence.
We Monitor | Fair Credit Reporting Act, State, EEOC Legislation and Regulations
We constantly monitor all sources of legislation through every level of national and international government.
As different states have different laws, each State has an informational “Filter” that is applied, ensuring that everything report to you is compliant.
We Update | Fullfillment Process, Adverse Action Process, and Software Settings
Sterling then uses that information and updates its processes and materials appropriately.
We Inform | Email Blasts, Webinars, Contact by an Account Manager
We distill everything in an easy to understand format so you can stay legal and focus on your business.
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Sterling complies with all federal and state screening laws and is informed of the current and pending legislative and regulatory changes in each state. As different States have different laws, each State has an informational “Filter” that is applied; therefore as changes to the State law take place, Sterling applies changes to the “Filter” ensuring that only the appropriate data exists.
Sterling complies with all federal and state screening laws. The following are links to some of the industry governing acts, organizations and laws with which we comply.
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
The law governs consumer reports and consumer reporting agencies. It protects individuals by stressing the accuracy, fairness and privacy of information in the files of the consumer reporting agency.
Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act
The act helps prevent identity theft and improves the resolution of consumer disputes, accuracy of consumer records, and use of and access to credit information.
Americans with Disabilities Act
The statute prohibits employers from discriminating against individuals with disabilities who are qualified to perform essential job duties.
USA Patriot Act
The law aims to deter and punish terrorist acts in the U.S. and around the world, and to enhance law enforcement investigatory tools. The act increases the surveillance and investigative power of law enforcement agencies in the U.S.
Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act promulgated a new set of rules governing corporate ethics in public companies. The far-reaching law significantly changes the landscape for corporate governance, controls, audits and financial disclosures. It affects approximately 15,000 companies.
Department of Transportation Requirements
The DOT was established by Congress in 1966. Its mission: to assure a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of Americans, today and into the future.
Department of Transportation Drug Testing
The Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991 requires drug and alcohol testing of safety-sensitive transportation employees in aviation, trucking, railroads, mass transit, pipelines and other transportation industries. DOT publishes rules on who must conduct drug and alcohol tests, how to conduct those tests and what procedures to use when testing. The regulations cover all transportation employers, safety-sensitive transportation employees and service agents — roughly 12.1 million people.
Federal Trade Commission
The FTC works to ensure that the nation's markets are vigorous, efficient and free of restrictions harmful to consumers. The agency enforces federal consumer protection laws that prevent fraud, deception and unfair business practices. It also enforces federal antitrust laws that prohibit anticompetitive mergers and other business practices that restrict competition and harm consumers. Whether combating telemarketing fraud, Internet scams or price-fixing schemes, the FTC's primary mission is to protect consumers.
Federal Aviation Administration
The FAA is responsible for the safety of civil aviation. The major roles of the agency are:
- Regulating civil aviation to promote safety
- Encouraging and developing civil aeronautics, including new aviation technology
- Developing and operating a system of air traffic control and navigation for both civil and military aircraft
- Researching and developing the National Airspace System and civil aeronautics
- Developing and carrying out programs to control aircraft noise and other environmental effects of civil aviation
- Regulating U.S. commercial space transportation
The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act requires financial institutions to ensure the security and confidentiality of personal information collected from customers, including bank and credit card account numbers, income and credit histories, and social security numbers.