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Kentucky Employment Background Check Laws

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

Background check laws in KY:

KRS Chapter 367.00 §310 – Consumer reporting agency records restriction

No consumer reporting agency shall maintain any information in its files relating to any charge in a criminal case, in any court of this Commonwealth, unless the charge has resulted in a conviction.

In other words:

In Kentucky, CRAs can only retain files on a criminal charge if the charge resulted in a conviction.



 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:
Expungement FAQ
Petition to Expunge Convictions
Petition to Expunge Acquittals or Dismissals

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

Kentucky Court of Justice
100 Millcreek Park
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (800)928-6381 or (502)573-1682


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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