State LawsMissouri

Missouri Background Checks

A guide to Missouri background checks

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.

  • FCRA
  • Ban-The-Box

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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 & 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.