Volume 9, Edition 6, June 2013

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If an employer wants to access criminal conviction records that are older than seven years they should consider the following:

a. The FCRA prohibits criminal conviction records checks beyond seven years unless you have a bona fide business reason and you must request a special exemption.

b. Verify that the appropriate state law does not prohibit such record checks and if not proceed.

c. There are no restrictions on checking criminal records beyond seven years so move forward.

d. Based on potential discrimination issues being raised by the EEOC you should never check criminal records beyond seven years.


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