Utah Background Checks

A guide to Utah background checks

What are Utah employment background check laws?

We update this overview of Utah 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


Who must follow: This ban-the-box law applies only to public sector employers for the State of Utah, including counties and municipalities in the state.

Timing of inquiry: Public sector employers for the state of Utah may only inquire into criminal history during the initial interview or later; or, if no interview is conducted, until a conditional offer of employment.