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Oklahoma Employment Background Check Laws

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

Background check Laws in OK:

§24-148. Request of consumer report – Notice to subject of report

Prior to requesting a consumer report for employment purposes, the requestor or User of the consumer report shall provide written notice to the person who is the subject of the consumer report. The notice shall inform the consumer that a consumer report will be used and the notice shall contain a box that the consumer may check to receive a copy of the report, the user of the consumer report shall request that a copy be provided to the consumer when the user of the consumer report requests its copy from the credit reporting agency. The report sent to the consumer shall be provided at no charge to the consumer.

In other words:

Employers in Oklahoma must first provide written notice to the job applicant before they can request a consumer report. The employer must inform the applicant that a consumer report will be used. Further, the notice must include a box for the applicant to check if she or he would like to receive a free copy of his or her consumer report.



 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:
Criminal History FAQs
Obtaining Criminal History Information
Criminal History Record Information Request Form
Expungement Questions
changing Criminal History Records

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 Oklahoma District Courts and their contact information

Contact State Law Officials

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
6600 North Harvey Place
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Phone: (405) 848-6724

Administrative Office of the Courts
2100 N. Lincoln Blvd. Suite 3
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Phone: (405) 556-9300

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

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