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Arizona Employment Background Check Laws

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Arizona employers who hire Arizona residents to work in the state of Arizona must abide by the federal FCRA and the following state laws. For more information on Arizona 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.

To request your Arizona criminal history record, you need to obtain a Record Reviewing Packet

The Central State Repository will audit the information you have indicated as inaccurate or incomplete and if a correction is necessary:

  • They will update it and notify the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to make sure state and federal records are synchronized.

  • The results of the audit will be mailed to you with an updated criminal record if applicable.

  • You should receive a response within 15 days of the mailed request.

More information about your rights and the resources available at Arizona Department of Safety http://www.azdps.gov/Services/Records/Criminal_History_Records/Questions/

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.

List of all courts and their contact info

Most Arizona eviction records are available via their Online Case Search

Contact State Law Officials

Arizona Department of Public Safety
2102 W. Encanto Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85009
(602) 223-2000
website http://www.azdps.gov/About/Contacts/

Arizona Administrative Office of the Courts
Arizona Supreme Court
1501 W. Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Clerk of the Court (602) 452-3396

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

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.


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