Background check laws by state > Nevada
Last Updated: June 2017
Employers that are either located in Nevada or hiring Nevada residents must abide by the Federal FCRA, and they should consider the following state laws. For more information on Nevada state laws, please visit the state legislature.
Criminal records - Consumer reporting agencies may disclose criminal convictions older than 7 years.
In other words:
Based on this provision, a consumer reporting agency may report records of criminal convictions older than 7 years.
Except as otherwise provided in NRS 613.580, it is unlawful for any employer in this State to:
Employers in Nevada cannot take adverse action against an applicant – that’s to say, a decision that is unfavorable to the applicant – who does not consent to a credit report as a condition of employment. However, an employer can request and consider an applicant’s credit report if: the employer is required or authorized by state or federal law; (2) the employer has a good faith belief that the applicant has engaged in illegal activity; or (3) the employer believes that the credit report is significantly related to the position in question (e.g., certain positions in banking, law enforcement, or gaming)
An employer may request or consider a consumer credit report or other credit information for the purpose of evaluating an employee or prospective employee for employment, promotion, reassignment or retention as an employee if:
If you find that your criminal records are incorrect or incomplete and you would like to take action, you should contact the specific jurisdiction in which the records were originally filed.
Feel free to take a look at some of these resources for more information:
List of Applicable Nevada State statutes
Form for obtaining a copy of criminal record- DPS 006
Information about sealing records
Request a copy of criminal record to challenge the record
All of the following are included in civil records: judgments, liens, evictions, family and small claims cases. If you would like to dispute a record, contact the court in which the record was filed.
In order to set a standard around hiring policies, the federal government has created the Fair Credit Reporting Act or FCRA to monitor and protect both employers and job seekers. With this law, individuals are protected from unfair workplace discrimination and data breaches of their private, sensitive information. Interested in learning more? Check out GoodHire’s 10-step process for legally obtaining background reports. Be sure to read the official FCRA full text or summary legal document for more details.
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