Under the FCRA employers have an obligation to provide the job applicant with a “clear and conspicuous” written notice, in a stand-alone document, explaining to the job applicant that a background check will be conducted for employment screening purposes. Thereafter the employer must secure the job applicant’s written authorization for said background check.  (15 U.S.C. § 1681b(2)(A))  Separately, several states require that certain notices be provided by the employer with respect to a pre-employment screening background check to advise residents of additional rights.  For instance, California, Minnesota, Oklahoma and New York.