Employment Background Screening Laws By State

A comprehensive database of employment background screening laws for each state in the US.

Choose a state from the list below to see its laws governing the use of background checks for employment.

State-specific employment background check legislation is constantly and quickly changing. The information contained herein is not guaranteed to be current. Always be sure to consult legal counsel for advice before making any hiring decisions.

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