New York
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 York.

New York
State Laws in New York

Need To Run Background Screenings in New York?

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

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

Currently, New York has no statewide Ban the Box or Fair Chance Hiring Rules. However,  New York CityBuffalo, and Rochester all have their own “ban the box” rules. Additionally, New York State’s Correction Law, Article 23A, must be complied with when using criminal history information during the hiring process.

Currently, New York has no statewide Credit History ban. However, New York City has its own ban. Employers are prohibited from using an individual’s consumer Credit History in making employment decisions. It is an unlawful discriminatory practice for an employer, labor organization, employment agency or licensing agency to request or use information from the credit history of an applicant or employee with regard to hiring, termination, promotion, demotion, discipline and compensation.

Currently, New York allows the use and possession of Marijuana by individuals for medical purposes by qualifying patients. The law specifically provides a non- discrimination requirement and states certified patients are deemed to have a “disability” under New York’s Human Rights Law. Possession and Recreational use of up to three ounces of marijuana or 24 grams of concentrated cannabis, such as oils derived from a cannabis plant, by adults 21 and over is now legal in New York. Adults can consume marijuana anywhere it is legal to smoke tobacco and can also store up to five pounds at home.

Currently, New York employers are prohibited from inquiring into or relying upon the Salary History of an applicant or employee in determining whether to offer a job and in setting that person’s salary. Employers are also prohibited from retaliating against applicants or employees who refuse to disclose salary history information.

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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