Montana Background Check Laws

What are Montana employment background check laws?

We update this overview of Montana 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 State Laws


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.

State laws

Montana Code Annotated 2003 31-3-112 – Obsolete information

Our take: Under this provision, background checks cannot include any criminal information that is more than 7 years old, and cannot contain information about an applicant’s bankruptcy if the date of judgment is more than 14 years old.

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