Last Updated: June 2017

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania employers who hire Pennsylvania residents to work in the state of Pennsylvania must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on Pennsylvania state laws, please visit the state legislature.


This state has no unique laws apart from the FCRA: 

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

All states must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. It protects individuals by ensuring the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information gathered by the consumer reporting agency. Beyond credit checks, the FCRA covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency like GoodHire.

In other words:

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. Visit our 10 steps to legally obtain an FCRA-compliant background.

 

 

 


 How to Dispute Your Records: 

Criminal Records:

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:
How to Obtain a Criminal History Record
Online PATCH
Steps to Expunge a Criminal Record in Pennsylvania

Civil Records:

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.

Find a county court

Contact State Law Officials

Pennsylvania State Police
1800 Elmerton Ave.
Harrisburg, Pa 17110
Phone: (717) 783-5599
website

Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts Harrisburg
601 Commonwealth Ave.
Suite 1500
P.O. Box 61260
Harrisburg, PA 17106
Phone: (717) 231-3300

Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts Philadelphia
1515 Market St.
Suite 1414
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: (215) 560-6300
website

National Laws and Resources

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.

Find any court in the USA: Court Locator Tool http://www.uscourts.gov/court_locator/CourtLocatorSearch.aspx

Disclaimer
GoodHire tries to update and correct the information provided for this state regularly, but we cannot make the guarantee that everything is fully up-to-date. Laws and regulations change often. This information is not meant to be used as legal advice, solicitation, or advertising. We always recommend speaking to a lawyer before taking any legal action. Please contact us if you find something that is incorrect or out-of-date on our site.