Utah Background Check Laws

What are Utah employment background check laws?

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.

FCRA Ban-the-box

FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT (FCRA)

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.

BAN-THE-BOX AND FAIR HIRING LAWS

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.

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If you’re confused by overlapping ban-the-box, FCRA, and EEOC requirements, you’re not alone.

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