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Kansas Employment Background Check Laws

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

Background check laws in KS:

KSA Chapter 50 Article 7 – Fair Credit Reporting - Obsolete Information

Except as authorized under subsection (b) of this section, no consumer reporting agency may make any consumer report containing any of the following items of information: (5) records of arrest, indictment, or conviction of crime which, from date of disposition, release, or parole, antedate the report by more than seven (7) years. (b) The provisions of subsection (a) of this section are not applicable in the case of any consumer credit report to be used in connection with: (3) the employment of any individual at an annual salary which equals, or which may reasonably be expected to equal twenty thousand dollars ($20,000), or more.

In other words:

Unless a candidate will earn or is expected to earn $20,000 or more per year, a CRA is not allowed to produce reports with criminal information that is more than 7 years old.



 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:
Instructions for Expungement
Petition for Expungement of Arrest Record
Instructions for Expungement of Conviction or Diversion
Petition for Expungement of Conviction or Diversion

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

Contact State Law Officials

Office of Judicial Administration
Phone: (785)296-2256
Fax: (785)296-7076
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Appellate Clerk's Office
Phone: (785)296-3229
Fax: (785)296-1028
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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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