Background Checks

Important background check guidelines and information regarding national criminal background checks, criminal record checks, criminal history checks, court and MVR fees in the state of Connecticut.

State Laws in Connecticut

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Hire Image provides comprehensive Connecticut background checks including the following:

  • Employment background checks
  • Criminal background checks
  • Drug screening tests
  • Educational verifications
  • Driving record searches

Currently, Connecticut employers with one or more employees are prohibited from inquiring about an applicant’s Criminal History on an initial employment application.

Currently, Connecticut employers are prohibited from requiring an employee (or prospective employee) to consent to a request for a Credit Report that contains information about the employee’s (or prospective employee’s) credit score, credit account balances, payment history, savings or checking account balances or savings or checking account numbers as a condition of employment.

Currently, Connecticut allows the use and possession of marijuana by individuals for medical purposes by qualifying patients who have a recommendation from a doctor to use Medical Marijuana. Adults 21 and older in Connecticut may use and possess Recreational Marijuana up to 1½ ounces (and up to 5 ounces in a locked container in their home or in their car’s glove box or trunk). The new legislation will also expunge past convictions for marijuana possession.

Currently, Connecticut employers are prohibited from asking (directly or through a third party) about a prospective employee’s wage and Salary History unless the prospective employee volunteers the information. Employers are not prohibited from inquiring about other elements of a prospective employee’s compensation structure, as long as such employer does not inquire about the value of the elements of such compensation structure.

Connecticut County Criminal Search Access Fees

No County Access Fees

Connecticut Statewide Criminal Search Access Fees

Connecticut Statewide Access Fee $0.00

Connecticut MVR Access Fees

Connecticut MVR Access Fee $18.90

See the Hire Image Resource Library for more information and to access helpful, up-to-date resource guides for your background and drug screening needs.

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Free Background Screening Compliance Review

Are You In Compliance? These 6 steps will help you stay in background screening compliance.

  • Candidate notification (stand-alone disclosure)
  • Obtain candidate’s signed authorization AND provide
  • Mandatory FCRA summary of rights and state disclosures
  • Pre-adverse notification (if applicable)
  • Leave time for candidate to dispute
  • You decide: Hire, or Not (send adverse action letter)

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