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What are Nevada background check and ban-the-box laws?
We update this overview of Nevada 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)
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.
NRS 613.570 Unlawful acts of employer relating to consumer credit report or other credit information of employee or prospective employee.
Our Take: Employers in Nevada cannot take adverse action against an applicant – that’s to say, a decision that is unfavorable to the applicant – who does not consent to a credit report as a condition of employment. However, an employer can request and consider an applicant’s credit report if: the employer is required or authorized by state or federal law; (2) the employer has a good faith belief that the applicant has engaged in illegal activity; or (3) the employer believes that the credit report is significantly related to the position in question (e.g., certain positions in banking, law enforcement, or gaming
Ban-The-Box & Fair Hiring Laws
LOCAL LAWS — PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COMPANIES
No statewide ban-the-box or fair hiring laws exist for Nevada. See which counties and cities have local ban-the-box and fair hiring laws.