Is a background check required by law?

No, for most employment situations a background checks are not required by law. However, For certain jobs, specific laws make a background check mandatory rather than discretionary. Often the laws that require a background check are limited to a check of criminal records.

Examples of jobs that require a criminal background check are those in the trucking industry and many jobs that involve contact with children, the elderly, and disabled persons. 

PeopleCheck can provide your business with compliance to all state and federal laws dealing with background checks.