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 Maryland.

State Laws in Maryland

Need To Run Background Screenings in Maryland?

Hire Image provides comprehensive Maryland background checks including the following:

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

Currently, Maryland employers with 15 or more full- time employees may not “require an applicant to disclose whether the applicant has a Criminal Record or criminal accusations brought against them” before the first in person interview.

Currently, Maryland employers are prohibited from using an applicant’s or employee’s credit report or Credit History in determining whether to (1) deny employment to the applicant; (2) discharge the employee; or (3) determine compensation or the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment.

Currently, Maryland allows the use and possession of Marijuana by individuals for medical purposes by qualifying patients. Employers are specifically not required to permit or accommodate the use, consumption, possession, transfer, display, transportation, sale, or growing of marijuana in the workplace.

Currently, Maryland employers may not seek Pay History, but may confirm wage history voluntarily provided by an applicant after an initial offer of employment. Employers must provide an applicant the wage range of the position for which the applicant applied, if requested.

Maryland County Criminal Search Access Fees

No County Access Fees

Maryland Statewide Criminal Search Access Fees

Maryland Statewide Access Fee $0.00

Maryland MVR Access Fees

Maryland MVR Access Fee $12.00

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)

Let Hire Image experts review your background screening forms and process to assess compliance with federal and local laws and regulations.

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