What may be reported on a state criminal history search?
- Jurisdiction where record is recorded
- Case number
- Filing date
- Degree of offense, e.g. misdemeanor
- Disposition date
What restrictions on using criminal records do employers face?
Understanding the role background checks can play in your hiring processes is important. Some states impose restrictions on how employers can consider and use this information. Below is a summary of how Wyoming regulates background checks with regard to employment.
Ban the Box: There is no ban the box regulations at a state, county, or local level in Wyoming.
Arrest Records: Unless expunged, employers may ask applicants if they have ever been arrested and may also use this information when making hiring decisions. However, when considering arrest records, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act stipulates that applicants with similar criminal records must receive similar treatment.
Conviction Records: Wyoming places no restrictions on the consideration of convictions except for those expunged by the courts.
Credit Reports: There are no specific state-level prohibitions on obtaining and considering credit reports for an applicant, such as an individual applying for a financially sensitive job. The regulations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act still apply.