This state has no unique laws apart from the 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 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:
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 Records Unit
Petition to Expunge Court Record of Conviction
Petition to Expunge Court Record of Conviction (Prior to July 1, 2009)
Office of Privacy Protection Information
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.
Contact State Law Officials
Wisconsin Department of Justice
P.O. Box 7857
Madison, WI 53707
Phone: (608) 266-1221
Fax: (608) 267-2779
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.
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