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What are Missouri background check and ban-the-box laws?
We update this overview of Missouri 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.
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Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
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Ban-The-Box & Fair Hiring Laws
STATE LAWS — PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COMPANIES
Who must follow: This ban-the-box law applies only to public sector employers in executive branch for the State of Missouri.
Timing of inquiry: Public sector employers in the executive branch for the State of Missouri may not inquire into criminal history on the job application.
Adverse action implications: None
LOCAL LAWS — PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COMPANIES
See which Missouri counties and cities have local ban-the-box and fair hiring laws.