New Jersey
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 New Jersey.

New Jersey
State Laws in New Jersey

Need To Run Background Screenings in New Jersey?

Hire Image provides comprehensive New Jersey background checks including the following:

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

Currently, New Jersey employers with 15 or more employees, regardless of where the employees actually reside, are prohibited from inquiring about an applicant’s Criminal History, including conducting internet searches, until after an initial interview has taken place.

Currently, New Jersey has no statewide Credit History Ban.

Currently, New Jersey allows the use and possession of marijuana by individuals for medical purposes by qualifying patients. The law expressly protects users of lawful Medical Marijuana off-premises and during non-working hours from discrimination. Employers are prohibited from taking any adverse employment action against a current or prospective employee based on that person’s status as a state-registered, qualifying user of medical marijuana. Adults age 21 and older in New Jersey may possess and use up to 6 ounces of Marijuana. The law also includes the cultivation, processing, and sale of marijuana.

Currently, New Jersey employers are prohibited from screening job applicants based on their Salary History including, but not limited to, prior wages, salaries, or benefits and from requiring that the applicant’s salary history satisfy any minimum or maximum criteria.

New Jersey County Criminal Search Access Fees

New Jersey, All Counties, $3.50

New Jersey Statewide Criminal Search Access Fees

New Jersey Statewide Access Fee $6.00

New Jersey MVR Access Fees

New Jersey MVR Access Fee $12.65

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 New Jersey 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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