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 Massachusetts.

State Laws in Massachusetts

Need To Run Background Screenings in Massachusetts?

Hire Image provides comprehensive Massachusetts background checks including the following:

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

Currently, Massachusetts employers may not ask, either orally or in writing, about any misdemeanor Conviction that occurred more than three years prior to the date of the employment application (unless the applicant was convicted of another crime within that same three year time period).

Currently, Massachusetts has no statewide Credit History Ban.

Currently, Massachusetts 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. Persons 21 years of age and older may use, grow, and possess marijuana for Recreational use. Employers do not have to permit or accommodate the use of marijuana in the workplace and may enact and enforce workplace policies restricting the consumption of marijuana by employees.

Currently, Massachusetts employers are prohibited from requiring Salary History from applicants before receiving a formal job offer. Employees may, however, freely volunteer such information with co-workers.

Massachusetts County Criminal Search Access Fees

No County Access Fees

Massachusetts Statewide Criminal Search Access Fees

Massachusetts Statewide Access Fee $18.00
Massachusetts CORI $26.00

Massachusetts MVR Access Fees

Massachusetts MVR Access Fee $8.45

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.

Easily request our online Massachusetts background checks 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Fast turnaround times. Simple and affordable.

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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