Arizona Background Check Laws
What are Arizona background check and ban-the-box laws?
We update this overview of Arizona background check laws and ban-the-box rules often. But laws change quickly, and we cannot guarantee all information is current. Always consult your attorney for legal advice.
Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
In order to set a standard for hiring policies, the federal government created the Fair Credit Reporting Act, or FCRA, which monitors and protects both employers and job candidates.
Ban-The-Box and Fair Hiring Laws
STATE LAWS — PUBLIC SECTOR
Who must follow: This ban-the-box law applies only to public sector, State Agency employers for the state of Arizona.
Timing of inquiry: Public employers for Spokane County may only inquire into criminal history after an initial interview.
Adverse Action Implications: none
LOCAL LAWS — PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COMPANIES
No statewide ban-the-box or fair hiring laws exist for Arizona. See which counties and cities have local ban-the-box and fair hiring laws.