Sharco Express, here after referred to as the "Company" is authorized to make such investigations and inquiries of my personal, employment, financial or medical history and other related matters as may be necessary in arriving at an employment decision. (Generally, inquiries regarding medical history will be made only if and after a conditional offer of employment has been extended.) I agree to furnish such additional information and complete such examinations as may be required to complete my application file.
CONSUMER DISCLOSURE AND AUTHORIZATION FORM
The “Company” may request, for lawful employment purposes, background information about you from a consumer reporting agency in connection with your employment or application for employment (including independent contractor assignments, as applicable). This background information may be obtained in the form of consumer reports and/or investigative consumer reports (commonly known as “background reports”). An “investigative consumer report” is a background report that includes information from personal interviews (except in California, where that term includes background reports with or without information obtained from personal interviews), the most common form of which is checking personal or professional references. These background reports may be obtained at any time after receipt of your authorization and, if you are hired or engaged by the Company, throughout your employment or your contract period, as allowed by law.
HireRight, Inc. (“HireRight”), or another consumer reporting agency, will prepare or assemble the background reports for the Company. HireRight is located and can be contacted by mail at 5151 California, Irvine, CA 92617, and HireRight can be contacted by phone at (800) 400-2761. Information about HireRight’s privacy practices is available at www.hireright.com/Privacy-Policy.aspx.
The background report may contain information concerning your character, general reputation, personal characteristics, mode of living, and credit standing. The types of information that may be obtained include, but are not limited to: social security number verifications; address history; credit reports and history; criminal records and history; public court records; driving records; accident history; worker’s compensation claims; bankruptcy filings; educational history verifications (e.g., dates of attendance, degrees obtained); employment history verifications (e.g., dates of employment, salary information, reasons for termination, etc.); personal and professional references checks; professional licensing and certification checks; drug/alcohol testing results, and drug/alcohol history in violation of law and/or company policy; and other information bearing on your character, general reputation, personal characteristics, mode of living and credit standing.
This information may be obtained from private and public record sources, including, as appropriate: government agencies and courthouses; educational institutions; former employers; and, for investigative consumer reports, personal interviews with sources such as neighbors, friends, former employers and associates; and other information sources. If the Company should obtain information bearing on your credit worthiness, credit standing or credit capacity for reasons other than as required by law, then the Company will use such credit information to evaluate whether you would present an unacceptable risk of theft or other dishonest behavior in the job for which you are being evaluated.
You may request more information about the nature and scope of an investigative consumer report, if any, by contacting the Company.
A summary of your rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, as well as certain state-specific notices, are also being provided to you.
ADDITIONAL STATE LAW NOTICES
If you are an applicant, employee or contractor in any of the states listed below, please also note the following:
CALIFORNIA: Pursuant to section 1786.22 of the California Civil Code, you may view the file maintained on you by the consumer reporting agency (e.g., HireRight) during normal business hours. You may also obtain a copy of this file, upon submitting proper identification and paying the costs of duplication services, by appearing at the consumer reporting agency’s offices in person, during normal business hours and on reasonable notice, or by certified mail. You may also receive a summary of the file by telephone, upon submitting proper identification and written request. The consumer reporting agency has trained personnel available to explain your file to you, including any coded information, and will provide a written explanation of any coded information contained in your file. If you appear in person, you may be accompanied by one other person, provided that person furnishes proper identification. “Proper identification” includes documents such as a valid driver’s license, social security account number, military identification card, and credit cards. If you cannot identify yourself with such information, the consumer reporting agency may require additional information concerning your employment and personal or family history to verify your identity. Additional California-specific information is set out below.
MAINE: You have the right, upon request, to be informed of whether an investigative consumer report was requested, and if one was requested, the name and address of the consumer reporting agency furnishing the report. You may request and receive from the Company, within five business days of our receipt of your request, the name, address and telephone number of the nearest office designated to handle inquiries for the consumer reporting agency issuing an investigative consumer report concerning you. You also have the right, under Maine law, to request and promptly receive from all such consumer reporting agencies copies of any such reports.
MASSACHUSETTS: You have the right to know whether the Company requested an investigative consumer report about you and, upon written request to the Company, to receive a copy of any such report. You also have the right to ask the consumer reporting agency (e.g., HireRight) for a copy of any such report.
MINNESOTA: You have the right in most circumstances to submit a written request to the consumer reporting agency (e.g., HireRight) for a complete and accurate disclosure of the nature and scope of any consumer report the Company ordered about you. The consumer reporting agency must provide you with this disclosure within 5 days after its receipt of your request or the report was requested by the Company, whichever date is later.
NEW JERSEY: You have the right to submit a request to the consumer reporting agency (e.g., HireRight) for a copy of any investigative consumer report the Company requested about you. A summary of your rights under the New Jersey Fair Credit Reporting Act is set out below.
NEW YORK: You have the right, upon written request, to be informed of whether or not the Company requested a consumer report or an investigative consumer report about you. Shown above is the address and telephone number for HireRight, the consumer reporting agency used by the Company. You may inspect and receive a copy of any such report by contacting that consumer reporting agency. A copy of Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law is provided below.
WASHINGTON STATE: If the Company requests an investigative consumer report, you have the right, upon written request made within a reasonable period of time after your receipt of this disclosure, to receive from the Company a complete and accurate disclosure of the nature and scope of the investigation requested by the Company. You are entitled to this disclosure within 5 days after the date your request is received or the Company ordered the report, whichever is later. You also have the right to request from the consumer reporting agency a written summary of your rights and remedies under the Washington Fair Credit Reporting Act.
AUTHORIZATION OF BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION
I have carefully read and understand this Disclosure and Authorization form and the attached summary of rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. By my signature below, I consent to preparation of background reports by a consumer reporting agency such as HireRight, Inc. (“HireRight”), and to the release of such background reports to the Company and its designated representatives and agents, for the purpose of assisting the Company in making a determination as to my eligibility for employment (including independent contractor assignments, as applicable), promotion, retention or for other lawful employment purposes. I understand that if the Company hires me or contracts for my services, my consent will apply, and the Company may, as allowed by law, obtain additional background reports pertaining to me, without asking for my authorization again, throughout my employment or contract period from HireRight and/or other consumer reporting agencies.
I understand that information contained in my employment or contractor application, or otherwise disclosed by me before or during my employment or contract assignment, if any, may be used for the purpose of obtaining and evaluating background reports on me. I also understand that nothing herein shall be construed as an offer of employment or contract for services.
I hereby authorize all of the following, without limitation, to disclose information about me to the consumer reporting agency and its agents: law enforcement and all other federal, state and local agencies, learning institutions (including public and private schools, colleges and universities), testing agencies, information service bureaus, credit bureaus, record/data repositories, courts (federal, state and local), motor vehicle records agencies, my past or present employers, the military, and all other individuals and sources with any information about or concerning me. The information that can be disclosed to the consumer reporting agency and its agents includes, but is not limited to, information concerning my employment and earnings history, education, credit history, motor vehicle history, criminal history, military service, professional credentials and licenses.
By my signature below, I also certify the information I provided on and in connection with this form is true, accurate and complete. I agree that this form in original, faxed, photocopied or electronic (including electronically signed) form, will be valid for any background reports that may be requested by or on behalf of the Company.
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE REGARDING BACKGROUND REPORTS FROM THE PSP Online Service
In connection with your application for employment with the Company, Sharco Express, its employees, agents or contractors may obtain one or more reports regarding your driving, and safety inspection history from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
When the application for employment is submitted in person, if the Company uses any information it obtains from FMCSA in a decision to not hire you or to make any other adverse employment decision regarding you, the Company will provide you with a copy of the report upon which its decision was based and a written summary of your rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act before taking any final adverse action. If any final adverse action is taken against you based upon your driving history or safety report, the Company will notify you that the action has been taken and that the action was based in part or in whole on this report.
When the application for employment is submitted by mail, telephone, computer, or other similar means, if the Company uses any information it obtains from FMCSA in a decision to not hire you or to make any other adverse employment decision regarding you, the Company must provide you within three business days of taking adverse action oral, written or electronic notification: that adverse action has been taken based in whole or in part on information obtained from FMCSA; the name, address, and the toll free telephone number of FMCSA; that the FMCSA did not make the decision to take the adverse action and is unable to provide you the specific reasons why the adverse action was taken; and that you may, upon providing proper identification, request a free copy of the report and may dispute with the FMCSA the accuracy or completeness of any information or report. If you request a copy of a driver record from the Company who procured the report, then, within 3 business days of receiving your request, together with proper identification, the Company must send or provide to you a copy of your report and a summary of your rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Neither the Company nor the FMCSA contractor supplying the crash and safety information has the capability to correct any safety data that appears to be incorrect. You may challenge the accuracy of the data by submitting a request to https://dataqs.fmcsa.dot.gov. If you challenge crash or inspection information reported by a State, FMCSA cannot change or correct this data. Your request will be forwarded by the DataQs system to the appropriate State for adjudication.
Any crash or inspection in which you were involved will display on your PSP report. Since the PSP report does not report, or assign, or imply fault, it will include all Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) crashes where you were a driver or co-driver and where those crashes were reported to FMCSA, regardless of fault. Similarly, all inspections, with or without violations, appear on the PSP report. State citations associated with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) violations that have been adjudicated by a court of law will also appear, and remain, on a PSP report.
The Company cannot obtain background reports from FMCSA without your authorization.
I have read the above Notice Regarding Background Reports provided to me by the Company and I understand that if I sign this consent form, the Company may obtain a report of my crash and inspection history. I hereby authorize the Company and its employees, authorized agents, and/or affiliates to obtain the information authorized above.