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.
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: 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.