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Connecticut Employment Background Check Laws

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Employers that are either located in Connecticut or hiring Connecticut residents must abide by the Federal FCRA, and they should consider the following state laws. For more information on Connecticut state laws, please visit the state legislature.


 Conn. Gen. Stat.31-51i(h)(2),  Duties of consumer reporting agency issuing consumer report for employment purposes containing criminal matters of public record: Each consumer reporting agency that issues a consumer report that is used or is expected to be used for employment purposes and that includes in such report criminal matters of public record concerning the consumer shall: At the time the consumer reporting agency issues such consumer report to a person other than the consumer who is the subject of the report, provide the consumer who is the subject of the consumer report notice that the consumer reporting agency is reporting criminal matters of public record, and  the name and address of the person to whom such consumer report is being issued

In other words:

At the time a consumer reporting agency issues to an employer a consumer report containing criminal record information, it must provide written notice and a copy of the report to the consumer 



 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:
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch - Criminal/Traffic Division
Full and/or Provisional Pardon Forms and Instructions

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 information
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch - Civil/Family Division

Contact State Law Officials

Connecticut Department of Correction
24 Wolcott Hill Road
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Phone: (860) 692-7480


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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