We update this overview of New Jersey 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.
STATE LAWS — PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COMPANIES
Who must follow: This ban-the-box law applies to all employers in the State of New Jersey who have at least 15 employees and either
Consideration of records: Employers are prohibited from considering expunged or pardoned convictions when making an employment decision.
Adverse action implications:
NOTE: This state law preempts any other local or county ban the box law in New Jersey.