State LawsNorth Carolina

North Carolina Background Checks

A guide to North Carolina background checks

What are North Carolina background check and ban-the-box laws?

We update this overview of North Carolina 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

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


No statewide ban-the-box or fair hiring laws exist for North Carolina. See which counties and cities have local ban-the-box and fair hiring laws.