Rhode Island
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 Rhode Island.

Rhode Island
State Laws in Rhode Island

Need To Run Background Screenings in Rhode Island?

Hire Image provides comprehensive Rhode Island background checks including the following:

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

Currently, Rhode Island employers with four or more employees are prohibited from inquiring about an applicant’s Criminal Convictions prior to the first interview with the applicant.

Currently, Rhode Island employers are prohibited from requesting a Credit Report in connection with an application for employment unless the applicant is first informed that a credit report may be requested in connection with the application.

Currently, Rhode Island allows the use and possession of marijuana by individuals for medical purposes by qualifying patients who have a registry identification card to use Medical Marijuana. The law prohibits discrimination based upon cardholder status, but specifically does not require an employer to accommodate medical use in the workplace.

Currently, Rhode Island has no statewide Salary History Ban.

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.

Rhode Island Access Fees

  • Rhode Island County Criminal Search Access Fees – No County Access Fees
  • Rhode Island Statewide Criminal Search Access Fee  – No Statewide Access Fee
  • Rhode Island MVR Access Fee

Easily request our online Rhode Island 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.

Compliance Review
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