We update this overview of Utah 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 only to public sector employers for the State of Utah, including counties and municipalities in the state.
Timing of inquiry: Public sector employers for the state of Utah may only inquire ito criminal history during the intital interview or later; or, if no interview is conducted, until a conditional offer of employment.