Michigan Background Check Laws

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What Information Does a Background Check Include?

A background check may include the following: confirmation that the Social Security number you provided matches your name, confirmation of your most recent home addresses, a multi-state criminal history check, a credit check and a driving record check. Usually companies hiring senior caregivers only conduct a social security name match and a multi-state criminal background check. Credit checks and driving record checks are only conducted if the employee will be handling money and driving.

How many years back will a Background Check go?

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) which governs background checks nationally only allows for a review of the past 7 years. However, individual states may pass laws which require more disclosures. Many states do have different background check requirements when employees will be working with children or seniors. This is why you need to review your individual state law to know what will be included in your background check.

Can I purchase my own Background Check?

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Michigan State Law

Abide by the Federal Trade Commission’s Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), 15 U. S. C. § 1661 et seq. and the following state ruling:

Michigan Complied Laws Act 453 of 1976 37.2205a (1) – Convictions

An employer, employment agency, or labor organization, other than a law enforcement agency of this state or a political subdivision of this state, shall not in connection with the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment or membership request, make or maintain a record of information regarding a misdemeanor arrest, detention, or disposition where a conviction did not result. A person is not guilty of perjury or otherwise for giving a false statement by failing to recite or acknowledge information the person has a civil right to withhold by this section. This section does not apply to information relative to a felony charge before conviction or dismissal.