How State Privacy Laws Affect Your Background Screening

Michigan and California have enacted laws and policies that prioritize individual privacy and fairness in hiring practices. In Michigan, for instance, several “clean slate” laws affect how criminal records can be assessed and used, while the more restrictive “California Fair Chance Act” restricts employers from inquiring about criminal history until a conditional job offer has been made. Those making hires in these states should stay updated on the latest regulations and court decisions affecting background screening, consider multiple background checks, work with providers who are well-versed in each state’s specific laws, and obtain clear consent from candidates before conducting checks.

 

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