We update this overview of Kentucky 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.
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.
Our take: In Kentucky, CRAs can only retain files on a criminal charge if the charge resulted in a conviction.
Our take: An employer cannot require an employee to pay the cost of a medical exam OR the cost of furnishing any records
STATE LAWS — PUBLIC COMPANIES
Who Must Follow: This ban-the-box law applies only if you are a public sector employer in the executive branch for the State of Kentucky.
Timing of inquiry: Public sector, execuitve branch employers may only inquire into criminal history after contacting the applicant to offer an interview for the position.
LOCAL LAWS — PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COMPANIES
See which Kentucky counties and cities have local ban-the-box and fair hiring laws.